Surgical Care Improvement Project

Outpatients who received an antibiotic within one hour before surgery

Surgery patients who get antibiotics within the hour before their surgery are less likely to get wound infections.

Genesis 97%
State Average 97%
National Average 97%

Outpatients having surgery who received the right kind of antibiotic

Certain antibiotics work better to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery.

Genesis 93%
State Average 98%
National Average 97%

Patients taking beta blockers who continued taking them before and after surgery

Staying on beta blockers before and after surgery makes it less likely that patients who take this medication will have heart problems.

Genesis 98%
State Average 98%
National Average 97%

Patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery

Surgery patients who get antibiotics within the hour before their surgery are less likely to get wound infections.

Genesis 97%
State Average 99%
National Average 99%

Patients given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection

Certain antibiotics work better to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery.

Genesis 100%
State Average 99%
National Average 99%

Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery

Continuing antibiotics longer than necessary (more than 24 hours) can increase the risk of side effects. Also, when antibiotics are used for too long, patients can develop resistance to them and the antibiotics won’t work as well.

Genesis 96%
State Average 98%
National Average 98%

Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar was kept under good control after surgery

Even if heart surgery patients do not have diabetes, keeping their blood sugar under good control after surgery lowers the risk of infection and other problems.

Genesis 100%
State Average 97%
National Average 96%

Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.

Surgery patients can develop infections when urinary catheters are left in place too long after surgery. Infections are dangerous for patients, cause longer hospital stays, and increase costs.

Genesis 95%
State Average 97%
National Average 97%

Patients who received treatment within 24 hours before or after surgery to help prevent blood clots

Treatments to help prevent blood clots from forming after surgery include blood-thinning medications, elastic support stockings, or mechanical air stockings that help with blood flow in the legs. These treatments need to be started at the right time, which is typically during the period that begins 24 hours before surgery and ends 24 hours after surgery.

Genesis 96%
State Average 98%
National Average 98%

Patients warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by end of surgery

Surgery patients whose body temperature is kept near normal during surgery are less likely to develop post op wound infetction or complication.

Genesis 99%
State Average 100%
National Average 100%

Source: Hospital Compare

April 2012-March 2013