A Closer Look at the AHA’s Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines
In order to prevent infective endocarditis, oral health professionals need to remain up to date on the American Heart Association guidelines.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define infective endocarditis (IE).
- Discuss the rationale behind the American Heart Association’s update to the antibiotic prophylaxis regimen.
- Explain the role of oral health professionals in preventing cardiac infection.
This course was issued in December 2021 and expires December 2024. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.