For Physicians at Banner Gateway Medical Center  

Surgical Care Improvement Project 9 and 10


The SCIP 9 - Urinary Catheter Removal Postop Clinical Practice and the SCIP 10 - Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management Clinical Practice was adopted on July 1, 2010 at all Banner hospitals. In keeping with Banner Health’s mission of providing excellent patient care, clinical practices must be consistent with the organization’s philosophy of practicing evidence‐based medicine. Thus, the SCIP 9 and 10 initiatives will be implemented and measured systematically throughout the organization.

Through the work of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) System Initiative Team eight of the SCIP Core Measures established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services were previously implemented across the system:

  • SCIP‐Inf‐1: Antibiotic received within 1hr prior to surgical incision
  • SCIP‐Inf‐2: Appropriate Antibiotic
  • SCIP‐Inf‐3: Antibiotic Discontinued within 24hrs
  • SCIP‐Inf‐4: Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose
  • SCIP‐Inf‐6: Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal
  • SCIP‐VTE‐1: Adult Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Ordered
  • SCIP‐VTE‐2: Adult Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery
  • SCIP‐Card‐2: Surgery patients on beta‐blocker therapy prior to admission will continue to receive a beta‐blocker during the perioperative period.

Adding to SCIP System Initiatives are:

  • SCIP 9 ‐ Urinary Catheter Removal Postop Clinical Practice to ensure surgical patients with urinary catheters will be removed on Postoperative Day 1 or Postoperative Day 2 with day of surgery being day zero.
  • SCIP 10 ‐ Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management Clinical Practice to ensure Surgery patients for whom either active warming was used intraoperatively for the purpose of maintaining normothermia or who had at least one body temperature equal to or greater than 96.8° F/36° C recorded within the 30 minutes immediately prior to or the 15 minutes immediately after Anesthesia End Time.

For further information regarding this clinical practice or its implementation please feel free to contact our facility lead at (480) 543‐2656.

Banner Gateway Medical Center
Higley Road and US 60
1900 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
(480) 543-2000
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