Patient Safety

Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

Surgical patients with prophylactic antibiotics initiated within one hour prior to surgical incision. Patients who received vancomycin or a fluoroquinolone for prophylactic antibiotics should have the antibiotics initiated within two hours prior to surgical incision. Due to the longer infusion time required for vancomycin or a fluoroquinolone, it is acceptable to start these antibiotics within two hours prior to incision time.

Healthy Term Newborn

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

Percent of term singleton live births (excluding those with diagnoses originating in the fetal period) who DO NOT have significant complications during birth or the nursery care.

Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

This measure assesses the number of patients who received VTE prophylaxis or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given the day of or the day after the initial admission (or transfer) to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or surgery end date for surgeries that start the day of or the day after ICU admission (or transfer).