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Surgical Care & Infection Prevention

The Surgical Care Infection Prevention has 7 recommended treatments that must be achieved to be deemed successful.

Learn more about these steps and this quality measure by watching a brief video below from Baptist's Chief Medical Officer. The seven steps are also outlined at the bottom of this page. To view the quality measures of our hospitals, click here

Surgical Care & Infection Prevention Process of Care Measures  Brief Explanation

Preventing Blood Clots 

                        

1. Percent of surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries

Certain types of surgery can increase patients' risk of having blood clots after surgery. For these types of surgery, this measure tells how often treatment to help prevent blood clots was ordered by the doctor.

2. Percent of patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery

 

This measure tells how often patients having certain types of surgery received treatment to prevent blood clots in the period from 24 hours before surgery to 24 hours after surgery.

Preventing Infection 

            
3. Percent of surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)

Taking preventive antibiotics for more than 24 hours after routine surgery is usually not necessary. This measure shows how often hospitals stopped giving antibiotics to surgery patients when they were no longer needed to prevent surgical infection.

 

4. Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery

All heart surgery patients get their blood sugar checked after surgery. Any patient who has high blood sugar after heart surgery has a greater chance of getting an infection. This measure tells how often the blood sugar of heart surgery patients was kept under good control in the days right after their surgery.

 

5. Percent of surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream - not a razor)

 

For those patients who needed to have hair removed to prepare for surgery, this measure tells how often one of the safer methods was used (electric clippers or hair removal cream).

6. Percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection     

 

Getting an antibiotic within one hour before surgery reduces the risk of wound infections. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure surgery patients get antibiotics at the right time.
7. Percent of surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection

Some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure patients get the right kind of preventive antibiotic medication for their surgery.

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