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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Superficial Incisional Surgical Site Infection (SIP, SIS)

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Infectious Diseases

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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 a superficial incisional surgical site infection (SSI) requires that certain criteria be met.

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