Post-Surgical Infection Control Report Form

PROCEDURE:
 
1.  All cases of suspected or active infection shall be 
    recorded.
 
2.  Reports shall be filed with the local regulatory agency 
    for all notifiable disease (sample form and list of 
    notifiable diseases is attached).
 
3.  All surgeons will be regularly queried on the incidence 
    of infection for those patients receiving treatment at 
    this organization.
 
4.  For each infection reported, a member of the staff shall 
    contact the appropriate staff member to complete an 
    Infection Control Report Form.
 
5.  This data will be forwarded to the Clinical Coordinator 
    and the Medical Director and, as appropriate, considered 
    for review by the Quality Assessment/Performance
    Improvement Committee.
 
6.  Reportable symptoms of infection include:
 
    A.  Temperature of 101.5 degrees for more than 48 hours.
    B.  WBC greater than 12,000.
    C.  Redness, swelling and/or drainage at site of wound.
    D.  Positive culture result.
 
 
See the 'POST-SURGICAL INFECTION CONTROL REPORT' form.

Approved By Governing Board    
MC.6
Control #133.1
GUPTA GASTRO