Surgical prophylaxis

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624364
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:

If a patient having surgery requires prophylactic antibiotics, the prescription is made in accordance with the current version of the Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic (Antibiotic Expert Group 2014) (or local antibiotic formulary that aligns with the current Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic), and takes into consideration the patient’s clinical condition.

Relational attributes

Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:

Clinical care standard indicators: antimicrobial stewardship Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Indicators linked to this outcome area:

Antimicrobial stewardship: 9a-Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in accordance with guidelines Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Antimicrobial stewardship: 9b-Timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics prior to surgery Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Antimicrobial stewardship: 9c-Cessation of prophylactic antibiotics following surgery Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2014. Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.

Antibiotic Expert Group 2014. Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic. Version 15. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.