NHSN Changes for 2013

December 30, 2012

The National healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) resource manual was recently updated on November 30, cialis 2012.  Manual changes for 2013 include:

  • A summary of the infection surveillance changes effective in 2013 (surgical site infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia).  
  • A table delineating the new key terms for 2013 (HAI, device-associated HAI, and transfer rule).

For additional information about the changes, refer to page 4 of the December 2012 issue of NHSN e-News.

Source: APIC notice about the 2013 NHSN definition changes.

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