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The “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals” protocol adopts the following definition of Cardiovascular System Infection (CVS).
CVS-VASC: arterial or venous infection.
Arterial or venous infection must meet at least one of the following criteria:
An infections of an arteriovenous graft, shunt, or fistula, or intravascular cannulation site without organisms cultured from blood must be reported as CVS-VASC.
Endocarditis of a natural or prosthetic heart valve must meet at least one of the following criteria:
and at least one of the following:
CVS-CARD: myocarditis or pericarditis.
Myocarditis or pericarditis must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Mediastinitis must meet at least one of the following criteria:
A mediastinitis that follows a cardiac surgery that is accompanied by osteomyelitis must be reported as SSI-O
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)
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