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Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Are preoperative antibiotics administered within 1 hour of surgical incision at your facility? Here's how they responded.


Under guidelines from the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), prophylactic antibiotics (except vancomycin and fluoroquinolones) should be administered within 1 hour prior to incision. Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com/poll to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.

Figure. Total respon... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. Total responses: 830



Surgical Care Improvement Project, http://www.medquic.org/scip.