Absent / Dysfunctional Spleen

Please see separate Protocol on ‘Vaccination and antimicrobial prophylaxis for patients undergoing elective or emergency splenectomy or those who are asplenic or have a dysfunctional spleen’ on the trust intranet site under the document library

Adult splenectomy Antibiotic Prophylaxis if NBM Following Surgery

If NBM following surgery give Benzylpenicillin 1.2g IV 12 hourly UNLESS allergy or patient already receiving antibiotics with appropriate cover, discuss with Microbiology if unsure.