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Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) includes measures reportable to The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Resource 1 provides assistance in achieving organizational change.

  1. Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Best Practices Initiative Change Package Document. by Stratis Health and the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality.
  2. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Surgical Site Infection Toolkit (set of PowerPoint slides).
  3. Guide for the Prevention of Mediastinitis Surgical Site Infections Following Cardiac Surgery. APIC. 2008.
  4. Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections. APIC. 2010.