Preventative Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery

After 24 hours following surgery, patients usually do not have to continue taking preventative antibiotics to help prevent against infection.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC patients who discontinued prophylactic antibiotic treatment within 24 hours following surgery as compared to the national average.

Graph of Surgical Care Improvement Project: Prophylactic Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery End Time

Source: The Joint Commission

This page was last updated: March 11, 2013

         
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