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Presumptive Antibiotics for Tube Thoracostomy in Trauma2017

Type: Update Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Existing PMG/EBR: Tube Thoracostomy for Traumatic Hemopneumothorax Prophylactic Antibiotic Use
Category: Trauma
Committee Liaison: John J. Como, MD, MPH

Team leader(s)

PICO Question - In trauma patients who require a tube thoracostomy (P), should prophylactic antibiotics (I) vs. no prophylactic antibiotics (O) be given at the time of chest tube insertion to reduce surgical site infectious complications (O)?  The surgical site infectious complications include empyema and chest wall infections (insertion site).

Working Group Members
Brian Yorkgitis, DO - Team Leader
J. Braken Burns, Jr., DO, MS
John Como, MD, MPH
Marie Crandall, MD, MPH
Andrew Kerwin, MD
Erica Loomis, MD
Amy McDonald, MD


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