Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
versão On-line ISSN 0717-7526
SALINAS P, Hugo et al. NORMAS DE PROFILAXIS ANTIBIÓTICA EN PROCEDIMIENTOS OBSTÉTRICOS. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2006, vol.71, n.1, pp. 69-72. ISSN 0717-7526. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75262006000100012.
The use of the prophylactic antibiotic therapy in the surgical act is a common and accepted practice among the medical community, representing a tool that lowers the probability of infection in the surgical site, at a distance and the complications it implies. In spite of the frequency of its use and the establishment of hospital norms that regulate it, it is possible to observe the lack of follow-up of these by the medical personnel, who usually rely on personal knowledge, norms of another origin or simply on the ignorance of the regulations, and use criteria and schemes different from the recommended ones, which increases the risk of bacterial resistance, using unsuitable therapies, and raises the costs. The following study compares the use of antibiotics in surgical procedures and obstetrical surgeries in the obstetrics service of the Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile with the norms of this center and international ones by the NIH, thus to propose a norm on rational use of prophylactic antibiotics in obstetrical surgery
Palavras-chave : Antibiotic prophylaxis; obstetrical surgery.