VS: BP 128/76 mm Hg, P 76 bpm, RR 15 per minute, T 36.4°C (97.5°F)

Labs: WBC 5 x 103/mm3 (5 x 109/L), serum creatinine 80 ^mol/L (0.9 mg/dL), glucose 5.3 mmol/L (95 mg/dL)

What drug would you choose for this operation and why?

What organisms are likely to be encountered in this operation?

The surgeon asks about using metronidazole as a solo agent; what is your opinion on this?

The surgeon agrees with your decision and wants to begin infusing the antibiotic 1 hour after the first incision. Comment on this.

What other interventions besides antibiotic use could prove useful in lowering AD's risk of SSI?

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