Post-operative wound infection - clean sites

Micro-organism

Staph.aureus

First Line

Flucloxacillin PO for 7 days

If MRSA suspected or confirmed - Vancomycin IV for 7 days

Penicillin Allergy

Clarithromycin PO for 7 days.

If IV therapy required or MRSA suspected or confirmed then Vancomcyin IV for 7 days

Notes

If collection present - this will require drainage.

Base treatment on sensitivities where available.

Route of infection is dependant on the severity of infection and the ability of the patient to take medication by the oral route