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CDC/NHSN Major & Specific Types Infections Cheat Sheet by

CDC/NHSN Major & Specific Types Infections
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Infection criteria used for NHSN health­car­e-a­sso­ciated infection survei­llance have been grouped into 14 major types with some further catego­rized into specific infection types
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BJ – Bone and Joint Infection

Abbrev
Infe­ction
BJ
Bone and Joint Infection
BONE
Osteom­yelitis
DISC
Disc space infection
JNT
Joint or bursai­nfe­ction
PJI
Prosthetic joint infection

CNS – Central Nervous System

Abbrev
Infe­ction
IC
Intrac­ranial infection
MEN
Meningitis or ventri­culitis
SA
Spinal abscess without meningitis

CVS – Cardio­vas­cular System

Abbrev
Infe­ction
CARD
Myocar­ditis or perica­rditis
ENDO
Endoca­rditis
MED
Medias­tinitis
VASC
Arterial or venous infection

EENT – Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat or Mouth Infection

Abbrev
Infe­ction
CONJ
Conjun­cti­vitis
EAR
Ear, mastoid infection
EYE
Eye infection, other than conjun­cti­vitis
ORAL
Oral cavity infection (mouth, tongue, or gums)
SINU
Sinusitis
UR
Upper respir­atory tract infection,
pharyngitis, laryng­itis, epiglo­ttitis
 

GI – Gastro­int­estinal System Infection

Abbrev
**Infe­ction
CDI
Clostr­idium diffic­ile­Inf­ection
GE
Gastro­ent­eritis
GIT
Gastro­int­estinal (GI) tract infection
HEP
Hepatitis
IAB
Intraa­bdo­minal infection, not specified elsewhere
NEC
Necrot­izing entero­colitis

LRI – Lower Respir­atory System Infection

Abbrev
Infe­ction
LUNG
Other infection of the lower respir­atory tract
Other Than Pneumonia

REPR – Reprod­uctive Tract Infection

Abbrev
Infe­ction
EMET
Endome­tritis
EPIS
Episiotomy infection
OREP
Other infection of the male or female reprod­uctive tract
VCUF
Vaginal cuff infection

SST - Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

Abbrev
Infe­ction
BRST
Breast abscess or mastitis
BURN
Breast abscess or mastitis
CIRC
Newborn circum­cision infection
DECU
Decubitus ulcer infection
SKIN
Skin infection
ST
Soft tissue infection
UMB
Oompha­litis

USI –Urinary System Infection

 

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