advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  Infection Control 2007

Make Antibiotic Prophylaxis Work

How closely do you follow the protocols for timing and selection?

Nathan Hall, Associate Editor

Antibiotic administration is one of the few practices that doesn't fall into infection control science's large gray area ' clinicians have long known that antibiotics were a good method of preventing bacteria from settling in surgical wounds. When researchers looked to hone administration, they readily found that administering antibiotics in the two hours before surgery reduces wound infection risks.

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

Keywords:

A three-point approach; Start with a formula; Follow through in practice; Finish with tracking; Accreditation; Adults Type; Antibiotic; Antibiotic Gastrointestinal cefazolin; Antimicro-bial Prophylaxis; Antimicrobial Prophylaxis; Baystate Medical Center; CID; Campaign: Use; Center; Clin Med; Commission; Diseases. Mar-Apr; ENT; Emerging Infectious Diseases. Mar-Apr; Follow; Foundation; G, Kumar; Griffin. She; Health Sciences Center; Healthcare Improvement; Healthcare Organizations; Hospital Quality Measures; IV; IV         clean-contaminated cefazolin; IV      ... show all keywords

A three-point approach; Start with a formula; Follow through in practice; Finish with tracking; Accreditation; Adults Type; Antibiotic; Antibiotic Gastrointestinal cefazolin; Antimicro-bial Prophylaxis; Antimicrobial Prophylaxis; Baystate Medical Center; CID; Campaign: Use; Center; Clin Med; Commission; Diseases. Mar-Apr; ENT; Emerging Infectious Diseases. Mar-Apr; Follow; Foundation; G, Kumar; Griffin. She; Health Sciences Center; Healthcare Improvement; Healthcare Organizations; Hospital Quality Measures; IV; IV         clean-contaminated cefazolin; IV         laparoscopic none Colorectal neomycin; IV Cholecystectomy         open cefazolin; IV Head; IV Urologic cefazolin; Improvement; Infection Prevention Project. CID; Infections. Clin Med; Infectious Diseases. Mar-Apr; Institute; Jan; Joint Commission; Khan SA, Rodrigues G, Kumar; Kumar; Lives Campaign: Use; Manual; Mar-Apr; Measures; Med; Medical Center; Medical Quality; Medicare; Ms. Griffin. She; National Hospital Quality Measures; National Surgical Infection Prevention Project. CID; Nichols RL. Preventing Surgical Site Infections. Clin Med; Oklahoma Foundation; Organizations; Orleans; Preventing Surgical Site Infections. Clin Med; Prevention Project. CID; Procedure Recommended Antibiotic Gastrointestinal cefazolin; Process Redesign; Project. CID; Properly; Prophylaxis; Quality; Quality Measures; RK; RL. Preventing Surgical Site Infections. Clin Med; Recommendations; Redesign; Res; Research; Rodrigues G, Kumar; SA, Rodrigues G, Kumar; SIP; SSI; Sciences Center; Sep; Site Infections. Clin Med; Specifications Manual; Standardizing; Suppl; Surgical Infection Prevention Project. CID; Surgical Site Infections. Clin Med; System; Tulane University Health Sciences Center; University Health Sciences Center; Woods RK; abdominal; accounting; accreditation; action; adherence; adhering; administer; administered; administering; administration; advisory; afterward; agencies; airborne; allergies; anesthesia; ankle; anti-biotics; antibiotic; antibiotics; antimicrobial; applied; area; automatically; bacteria; base; benefit; biggest; body; bowel; break; briefing; cardiac; cefazolin; cefmetazole; cefotetan; challenges; change; charts; checklists; clean; clean-contaminated; clindamycin; clinical; clinicians; conditions; consideration; consistently; consists; continue; continuing; contradiction; control; controlled; correct; created; cut; day; department; design; develop; developed; director; discontinue; disease; dose; dosing; drug; due; easy; effect; effective; efficacy; elective; eliminates; end; endogenous; endorsed; ensure; ensuring; entered; erythromycin; evaluation; evidence; evidence-based; exogenous; experts; facility; factor; failure; fall; finding; flora; focusing; forget; found; frequent; function; gain; gastrointestinal; generally; giving; good; government; gray; guidelines; gynecologic; half-life; happen; he'll; healthcare; heavily; high; holding; hone; hour; huge; ideal; important; improve; incision; increases; infection; infectious; inpatient; institution; instructions; involve; keeping; key; kidney; large; late; list; literature; long; looked; lower; major; makes; making; mark; meaning; medication; method; microbiologists; microorganisms; minor; missing; mistakes; misuse; multidisciplinary; national; natural; notes; noting; nurse; occurs; operated; operation; opportunities; optimal; orally; orders; organization; orthopedic; outpatient; page; part; patient; patients; people; percent; perioperative; pharmaceutical; pharmacy; picking; point; positive; post-op; post-operative; practices; pre-op; pre-procedural; present; prevent; preventing; prevention; procedure; procedures; process; progress; properly; prophylactic; prophylaxis; protocol; protocols; proved; proves; provided; providing; published; rate; readily; reasons; receive; recent; recently; recommendations; recommends; reduced; reduces; reduction; reflect; reinforce; rely; remember; representatives; researchers; respiratory; responsibilities; review; reviewed; right-discontinuation; risk; science's; select; selection; set; settling; short; significantly; similar; single; site; six-fold; sizes; societies; solely; source; specialty; specific; staff; staffers; standard; standardize; standing; started; starting; statement; steering; steps; sterile; structures; study; suggested; sulfate; supposed; surgeons; surgeries; surgery; surgical; surgical-wound; tailored; takes; team; therapeutic; therapy; thoracic; three-point; tied; time; timing; tips; tourniquet; tract; tried-and-true; two-hour; type; undergoing; update; vancomycin; variation; vary; vascular; visible; well-timed; wide; window; work; worked; workers; works; wound; write

DID YOU SEE THIS?
Medical Equipment

These Tables Truly Do it All

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

How Effective Are On-Time Antibiotics?

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Spot the barrier protection missteps in these real-life photos.

5 Myths About Surface Disinfection

From contact times to whole-room UV systems, debunking common misconceptions.