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Re-Use of Open tubes of Antibiotic Creams and Ointments: Clinical Evidence, Safety, and Guidelines

Last updated: July 3, 2012
Project Number: RB0511-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the safety of the use of open tubes of antibiotic creams and ointments can be used for wound care for patients in hospitals or long term care?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of open tubes of antibiotic creams and ointments for wound care for patients in hospitals or long term care?

Key Message

No literature was identified regarding the safety of the use of open tubes of antibiotic creams and ointments for wound care for patients in hospitals or long term care.