Abbreviations / Acronyms

Abbreviation / AcronymDescription
AAAAbdominal Aortic Aneurism repair and related SSIs
ASCAmbulatory Surgical Center
CARDCardiac Surgery
CAUTICatheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection
CBGBCoronary Artery Bypass Graft with both chest and donor site incisions
CBGCCoronary Artery Bypass Graft with chest incision only
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CEACarotid Endarterectomy and related SSIs
CLABSICentral Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection
CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COLOColon Surgery and related SSIs
DSHSTexas Department of State Health Services
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services (U.S)
FUSNSpinal Fusion and related SSIs
HAIHealth care-associated infection
HICPACHealthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HPROHip Prosthesis and related SSIs
HTPHeart Transplant and related SSIs
HYSTAbdominal Hysterectomy and related SSIs
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision
ICUIntensive Care Unit
KPROKnee Prosthesis and related SSIs
LAMLaminectomy and related SSIs
MDROMultidrug-resistant organism
MRSAMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NHSNNational Healthcare Safety Network
NICUNeonatal Intensive Care Unit
PAEPreventable Adverse Event
POAPresent on admission
PVBYPeripheral Vascular Bypass Surgery and related SSIs
QIOQuality Improvement Organization
RFUSNRefusion of Spine and related SSIs
SCIPSurgical Care Improvement Project
SHEASociety for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America
SIRStandardized Infection Ratio
SSISurgical site infection
TXHSNTexas Healthcare Safety Network
VAEVentilator-associated event
VHYSVaginal Hysterectomy and related SSIs
VSHNVentricular Shunt
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