Physician obstetrics and gynecology, Regina
Project: Does addition of azithromycin to usual antibiotic prophylaxis further reduce the incidence of surgical site infection for women undergoing caesarean delivery?
As a means of decreasing infection rates in Caesarean deliveries, Dr. Jabs led a CQIP project that saw azithromycin added to the usual mix used for prophylaxis. With 95% compliance in administering the drug, infection rates dropped 0.5% to 3% throughout the course of the project. The project found that the implementation of addition of azithromycin to usual antibiotic prophylaxis did not reduce surgical site infection in women undergoing cesarean delivery?