Pharmacologic Treatment

© Systemic antibiotics are indicated for serious pressure ulcer infections, including those associated with spreading cellulitis, osteomyelitis, or bacteremia.43 Pressure ulcer infections are generally polymicrobial. Thus, antimicrobial agents with a broad spectrum of activity should be initiated and narrowed according to the results of cultures obtained surgically. The duration of treatment is generally 10 to 14 days, unless osteomyelitis is present.43

Mild superficial infections, such as those that present clinically with delayed wound healing or minimal cellulitis, may be treated with topical antimicrobial agents

such as silver sulfadiazine 1% cream or combination antibiotic ointments. Systemic options for more extensive cellulitis are available in Table 73-3.

Lose Weight Today With Yoga

Lose Weight Today With Yoga

Want to lose weight but don't know where to start? Transform Your Life With The Knowledge Of The Yogi's And Begin Losing Weight Today. This guide is one of the most valuable resources you can have when learning about yoga to lose weight.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment