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.

Please state the OMFS unit you work in

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* 1. Please state the OMFS unit you work in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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* 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)

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

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

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

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* 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)

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

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

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