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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Infection of a Decubitus Ulcer (DECU)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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 of a decubitus ulcer (DECU) requires that certain criteria be met.

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