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Introduction: The CDC has developed criteria that define surgical site infection (SSI) as infection related to an operative procedure that occurs at or near the surgical incision within 30 days of the procedure or within 90 days if prosthetic material is implanted. Objectives: Differentiate between Prophylactic Antibiotics and Therapeutic antibiotic. Understanding SCIP guidelines with use of prophylactic antibiotics. Understanding the use of Therapeutic antibiotics by physician's order, prior to surgery.
infection control, surgical site infection, evidence-based research
Gilk, Sandy; Hemker, Joan; and Hansen, Jeni, "Timing of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis vs. Therapeutic Antibiotics and the Risk of Surgical Site Infection" (2014). Nursing Posters. 34.