SCIP-INF-1 Prophylactic Antibiotic Received within 1 Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
Surgical patients with prophylactic antibiotics initiated within one hour prior to surgical incision. Patients who received Vancomycin or a Fluoroquinolone for prophylactic antibiotics should have the antibiotics initiated within 2 hours prior to surgical incision. Due to the longer infusion time required for Vancomycin or a Fluoroquinolone, it is acceptable to start these antibiotics within 2 hours prior to incision time.
Number of surgical patients with prophylactic antibiotics initiated within one hour prior to surgical incision (two hours if receiving vancomycin, in Appendix C, Table 3.8, or a fluoroquinolone, in Appendix C, Table 3.10).
All selected surgical patients 18 years of age and older with no evidence of prior infection with an ICD-9- CM Principal Procedure Code of selected surgeries.
Denominator for population 1 – Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures
Denominator for population 2 – Other cardiac surgery
Denominator for population 3 – Hip arthroplasty
Denominator for population 4 – Knee arthroplasty
Denominator for population 5 – Colon surgery
Denominator for population 6 – Abdominal hysterectomy
Denominator for population 7 – Vaginal hysterectomy
Denominator for population 8 – Vascular surgery