Permanent Pacemaker Insertion

Permanent Pacemaker Insertion (or other cardiac implantable electronic device)

TEICOPLANIN IV single dose only at induction
Dose:

<50kg: 600mg
50-74kg: 800mg
75-100kg: 1000mg 
>100kg: 1200mg

plus
GENTAMICIN 3mg/kg
IV single dose only at induction
(up to a maximum of 300mg or 180mg if CrCl<21)

 

OR Gentamicin may be given by  local instillation, 160mg injected into pacemaker pocket once subcutaneous tissue closed

Last reviewed 24/04/15

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(GHNHSFT intranet)