Surgery Quality Measures at Strong Memorial Hospital

Surgical Care Improvement Project

  State Average National Average Strong Memorial Hospital
Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within 1 Hour Prior to Surgical Incision 98%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
99%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Why is this important?
Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients 98%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
99%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Why is this important?
Prophylactic Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery End Time 97%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
98%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Surgery patients whose preventative antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Why is this important?
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M Postoperative Blood Glucose 97%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
96%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
98%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Cardiac surgery patients with controlled 6 A.M. blood glucose (ó 200 mg/dL) on postoperative day one (POD1) and postoperative day two (POD 2) with Surgery End Date being postoperative day zero (POD 0).
Why is this important?
Inpatients whose urinary catheters were removed within 2 days after surgery to reduce the risk of infections. 95%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
97%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
99%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Shows the percent of surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.
Why is this important?
Surgery Patients on Beta-Blocker Therapy Prior to Admission Who Received a Beta-Blocker During Perioperative Period 97%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
97%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery.
Why is this important?
Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Ordered 98%
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
98%
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
99.8%
10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Surgery patients with recommended venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis ordered anytime from hospital arrival to 48 hours after Surgery End Time
Why is this important?
Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery 98%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
98%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Surgery patients who received appropriate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis within 24 Hours prior to Surgical Incision Time to 24 Hours after Surgery End Time.
Why is this important?
Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management 100%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
4/1/2012 - 3/30/2013
100%
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery
Why is this important?