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Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) implementation is a widespread strategy used to ensure the minimization of surgical site infections (SSIs) during various surgical procedures including hip and knee replacements and organ transplants. Despite the widespread implementation of PAP, there exists a gap in understanding what is considered appropriate PAP. This may be due in part to the absence of a feedback mechanism that educates physicians on which antibiotics are truly appropriate for preventing the SSIs arising from certain surgical procedures. The goal of this project is to design an informative surgical prophylaxis scorecard that physicians can use to determine which antibiotic is appropriate for PAP. We are interested in the impact our quality improvement tool will have on appropriate perioperative prophylaxis services at Beaumont Royal Oak.
Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis, surgical site infections
Tariq R, Chittick P. Designing a surgical scorecard to inform and evaluate appropriate perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2023 May; Rochester Hills, MI.