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  • CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care–associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting

    What follows are the NHSN criteria for all healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). These criteria include those for the “Big Four” (surgical site infection (SSI), pneumonia (PNEU), bloodstream infection (BSI) and urinary tract infection (UTI)), outlined in earlier chapters of this NHSN manual, as well as criteria for other types of HAIs. Of particular importance, this chapter provides further required criteria for the specific event types that constitute organ/space SSIs (e.g. mediastinitis (MED) following coronary artery bypass graft, intra-abdominal abscess (IAB) following colon surgery, etc.).

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    National Healthcare Safety Network, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    2008

    Published January 17, 2013
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report, data summary for 2009, device-associated module

    This report is a summary of device-associated module data collected by hospitals participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for events occurring from January through December 2009 and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by October 18, 2010. This report updates previously published device-associated module data from NHSN and provides contemporary comparative rates. Procedure-associated module data will be reported separately: surgical site infection (SSI) data will be reported as standardized infection ratios utilizing new logistic regression models; post-procedure pneumonia rates for 2009 are available on the NHSN public website. This report complements other NHSN reports, including national and state-specific standardized infection ratios (SIRs) for select health-care associated infections (HAIs).

    2010NHSNReport

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    (2011) American Journal of Infection Control

    Published January 17, 2013
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report: data summary for 2006 through 2008, issued December 2009

    This report is a summary of device-associated (DA) and procedure-associated (PA) module data collected and reported by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) from January 2006 through December 2008 as reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by July 6, 2009. This report updates previously published DA and PA module data from the NHSN.

    2009NHSNReport

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    (2009) American Journal of Infection Control

    Published January 17, 2013
  • Questionable validity of the catheter-associated urinary tract infection metric used for value-based purchasing.

    Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur in 290,000 US hospital patients annually, with an estimated cost of $290 million.

    Published August 17, 2015
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