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SURGICAL CARE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. The focus of this measure is to provide appropriate and timely antibiotic prophylaxis, cardiac care, and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Infection prevention is crucial!. Document temperature management/use of forced air warming.

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SURGICAL CARE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The focus of this measure is to provide appropriate and timely antibiotic prophylaxis, cardiac care, and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Infection prevention is crucial!

Document temperature management/use of forced air warming

Administer appropriate antibiotics timely

Make sure foley cath is removed by POD#2

Appropriate hair removal

Assess and document needed VTE prophylaxis in timely manner

Beta Blockers within perioperative period

  • The nurse can help with this by:
  • Check for beta blockers prior to admission and be sure is given in perioperative period
  • Complete assessments for VTE prophylaxis
  • Start antibiotics in appropriate time frame
  • Check with MD if antibiotics are not discontinued within 24 hours of procedure
  • Be sure foley catheter is removed by 2nd post op day or have MD document reason for NOT removing the catheter.