Preventative Antibiotic Received Within 1 Hour Prior to Surgical Procedure

Receiving an antibiotic within one hour prior to surgey reduces a patient's risk of experiencing wound infections.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour prior to their surgeries to help prevent infection as compared to the national average.

Graph of Surgical Care Improvement Project: Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within 1 Hour Prior to Surgical Procedure

Source: The Joint Commission

This page was last updated: March 11, 2013

         
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