Promoting De-Implementation of Inappropriate Antimicrobial Use in Cardiac Device Procedures By Expanding Audit and Feedback
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Health Services R&D
May 2021 -
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Background: Cardiac device procedures, such as pacemaker and defibrillator placements, are common and increasing as the population ages. These devices are life-saving for the Veterans who need them, but the pro- cedures can be complicated by highly morbid infections and other adverse events, resulting in poor outcomes. Clinical guidelines recommend administration of pre-procedural antimicrobials to prevent cardiac device infec- tions and early discontinuation of antimicrobials after the procedur...