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Health care-associated infections studies project: An American journal of infection control and national healthcare safety network data quality collaboration case study - Chapter 2 Identifying Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) for NHSN Surveillance case study vignettes

Published:March 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2022.02.028
      This case study is part of a series centered on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance definitions. This specific case study focuses on the application of three of the surveillance concepts included in the Patient Safety Component, Chapter 2 - Identifying Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) for NHSN Surveillance. The intent of the case study series is to foster standardized application of the NHSN HAI surveillance definitions and encourage accurate HAI event determination among Infection Preventionists (IPs).

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        • Hebden JN
        • Bridson KA
        • Morrell GC
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        Healthcare-associated infections studies project: an American journal of infection control and national healthcare safety network data quality collaboration.
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      1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Identifying healthcare-associated infections (HAI) for NHSN surveillance, p. 3. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/2psc_identifyinghais_nhsncurrent.pdf. Accessed September 29, 2021.

      2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Identifying healthcare-associated infections (HAI) for NHSN surveillance, p. 7. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/2psc_identifyinghais_nhsncurrent.pdf. Accessed September 29, 2021.

      3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Identifying healthcare-associated infections (HAI) for NHSN surveillance, p. 11. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/2psc_identifyinghais_nhsncurrent.pdf. Accessed September 29, 2021.

      4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Identifying healthcare-associated infections (HAI) for NHSN surveillance, p. 14. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/2psc_identifyinghais_nhsncurrent.pdf. Accessed September 29, 2021.

      5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC/NHSN surveillance definitions for specific types of infections, p. 6. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/17pscnosinfdef_current.pdf. Accessed September 29, 2021.