Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Evidence Based Practice

  • Appropriate antibiotic received within one hour prior to incision (also applies to outpatients)
  • Antibiotic discontinued within 24 hours after a procedure (or 48 hours after CABG or other cardiac surgery procedures)
  • Glucose controlled for postoperative cardiac surgical patients day one and two
  • Appropriate hair removal method utilized
  • Urinary catheter removed by midnight of postoperative day two
  • Perioperative temperature managed (all surgery types)
  • Beta blocker therapy during administered perioperative period (perioperative period defined as day prior to surgery to POD#2, with day of surgery being zero)
  • VTE prophylaxis received within 24 hours after surgery

Surgical Care Improvement Project