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Grading Open Fractures & Prophylactic Antibiotics? | Infectious Disease | #CodeBlueDebrief

Updated: Mar 12



🦴 Where does ceftriaxone fit in that arsenal of bug juice for that bone sticking out? How do we classify and grade open fractures? Why do guidelines recommend cefazolin and gentamicin for extensive injuries?

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