Surveillance for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Events

Resources for NHSN Users Already Enrolled


OPC SSI Post-discharge Toolkit Cdc-pdf[PDF – 350 KB]

This toolkit can be used to assist ASCs with implementing an effective post-discharge surgical site infection surveillance process. It contains the following samples: surgeon letter, post-discharge SSI worksheet, and procedure line list by surgeon.  Use of the toolkit is optional.

2018 Operative Procedure Code Documents

The documents listed below should be used for procedures performed in 2018.

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