May 2007, Volume 37 Number 5, p 34 - 34
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May 2007, Volume 37 Number 5 , p 34 - 34
Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Are preoperative antibiotics administered within 1 hour of surgical incision at your facility? Here's how they responded.
Under guidelines from the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), prophylactic antibiotics (except vancomycin and fluoroquinolones) should be administered within 1 hour prior to incision. Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.
Surgical Care Improvement Project, http://www.medquic.org/scip.
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