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1

What PO antibiotics will cover MRSA?

Linezolid
Minocycle
TMP-SMX (Bactrim)
Cipro

2

What IV antibiotics will cover MRSA?

Vancomycin
Linezolid
Minocycline
Tigecycline
Cipro
TMP-SMX
Synercid
Televancin

3

What topical abx will cover MRSA?

Mupirocin (Bactroban)

4

What abx cover VRE?

Linezolid
Synercid (Dalfopristin-quinupristin)

5

What drugs cover Pseudomonas?

F-fluoroquinolones (Cipro)
A-Aztreonam
T-Timentin
C-Cefepime/Ceftazidime
I-Imipenem/Cilstatin
A-Aminoglycoside
Z-Zosyn

6

What are the only 3 FDA-approved drugs for treating diabetic foot infections?

Zosyn
Zyvox (Linezolid)
Invanz

7

DOC for Bacteroides?

Augmentin
Zosyn
Unasyn
Timentin

8

What organisms may form gas in soft tissue?

BECKSP
Bacteroides, E.coli, Clostridium perfringens, Klebsiella, Serratia, Staph, Strep, Peptostreptococcus

9

DOC for gas gangrene (Clostridium perfringens)?

Ertapenem or (Pen G and clindamycin or metronidazole )

10

What are the min. levels for Hb and Hct for elective surgery?

Hb 10 gm/dL
Hct 30%

11

What should be done if K+ is too low?

K+ rich foods (i.e. banana)
KCl tablet

12

what should be done if K+ is too high?

Sodium bicarb
Dextrose with insulin
Kayexalate
calcium gluconate

13

What are reasons for post-op fever?

Wind (12-24 hrs)- atelectasis
Water (~24 hrs)- UTI
Walk (~48 hrs)- DVT/PE
Wound (~72 hrs)- post-op infection
Wonder drug (anytime) - drug fever

14

what is the toxic dose of Lidocaine?

plain -300mg (4.5mg/kg)
w/ Epi- 500mg (7 mg/kg)

15

What is the toxic dose of marcaine?

plain- 175mg (2.5 mg/kg)
w/ Epi- 225mg (3.2 mg/kg)

16

what are some options for pain management for patients with a Codeine allergy?

STUD
Toradol
Ultram
Darvocet
Demerol

17

max. daily dose of acetaminophen?

4g