Antibiotics for Facial Fractures

Antibiotics for Facial Fractures

In the Emergency Department, we frequently encounter patient's with facial fractures and associated lacerations.  The orthopedic surgery literature strongly supports the use of antibiotics for open fractures.  The facial surgery literature, however, does not have extensive publications addressing the use of antibiotics in open facial fractures.  So what are we to do? Does every fracture get antibiotics? If not, which fractures?

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Grand Rounds Recap - 12/3/2014

Grand Rounds Recap - 12/3/2014

EMS Protocol Updates for 2015 with Dr. Leblanc

Use of EMS units as transport units

  • If pt is transported to a facility that is not capable of taking care of the pt, you may be able to use the same squad to transport the pt to another facility
  • Need to have an accepting doc
  • May need to send additional personnel with the squad

Hypotension/Shock protocol

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