Review of antibiotic prophylaxis for free tissue transfer surgery in OMFS units within the UK

Aim: establish current practice and aid in the development of a protocol for antibiotic use in free tissue transfer surgery.

* 1. Please state the OMFS unit you work in

* 2. Do you provide prophylactic antibiotic cover for clean-contaminated free tissue transfer surgery?

* 3. Has your department an antibiotic prophylaxis protocol for use in free tissue transfer cases?

* 4. If yes, was this protocol designed with input from any other medical teams?

* 5. At what time do you routinely give antibiotic cover (please select all that apply)

* 6. In otherwise medically well patients with no known allergies, what antibiotic (if any) is used as a first choice? (select all that apply)

* 7. In otherwise medically well patients with a penicillin allergy, what antibiotic (if any) is used as a first choice? (select all that apply)

* 8. What is your antibiotic regime for soft tissue free flaps (eg. radial forearm flap, anterolateral thigh flap)? (for example 2 days intravenous, 5 days oral)

* 9. What is your antibiotic regime for bony tissue free flaps (eg. fibula free flap)? (for example 2 days intravenous, 5 days oral)

* 10. Do you alter your standard antibitoic prescribing practice for any of the following with regards clean contaminated free tissue transfer? (select all that apply)

* 11. If yes to any of the previous question, what do you alter?

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