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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 9 Surgical site infection event (SSI) case study

Published:April 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2022.03.036
      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 common surveillance concepts included in the Patient Safety Component, Chapter 9 – Surgical Site Infection Event (SSI). 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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        • 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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      2. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Manual: Patient Safety Component. CDC/NHSN surveillance Definitions for Specific Types of Infections. Accessed September 22, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/pscmanual/17pscnosinfdef_current.pdf.