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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Otitis Media (EAR)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for otitis media using the CDC/NHSN criteria.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

H65, H66, H67

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. Otitis media can be diagnosed if certain findings are present.

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