Original Publication Date: 1 January, 2015
Publication / Source: Breast Cancer Management
Authors: Alyssa D Throckmorton & Amy C Degnim
Breast infection rates are higher than expected for clean cases and are decreased with the use of prophylactic preoperative antibiotics. Surgical care bundles include evidence-based measures such as selection of preoperative antibiotics to cover skin flora, skin preparation, stopping antibiotics within 24 h, normothermia and hair removal.
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