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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Episiotomy Infection (EPIS)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) have developed surveillance definitions for health care-associated infection (HCAI) and specific types of infections in health care settings. The diagnosis of an infection involving an episiotomy site after vaginal delivery can be made if certain clinical features are present.

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