Achieving Appropriate Prophylactic Antibiotic Administration While Simultaneously Implementing an Automated Anesthesia Record Article

PMID: 21603333 Web of Science: 000420219500012

Cited authors

  • Sumrall, David; Douglas, James


  • The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership involving organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. As a partner in this effort, our group focused on improvement in antibiotic selection and timing as related to surgical incision. After forming a multidisciplinary rapid response team in 2008, enacting a plan-do-study-act (PDSA) strategy, and implementing an anesthesia information management system, we were able to improve compliance and documentation to our goal of 90% compliance in both measures.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 34

End page

  • 36


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