Prevent Infective Endocarditis
The debate over whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to prevent this life-threatening infection remains ongoing.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain why prophylactic antibiotic premedication is now less favored.
- Discuss appropriate protocols for those patients still recommended for prophylactic antibiotic medication.
- Identify evidence that suggests that the debate about prophylactic antibiotic medication is not over.
This course was published in the January 2016 issue and expires January 31,2019. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.