Denominators for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - NHSN Mobile App
Device days and patient days are used for denominators.
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Device-day denominator data that are collected differ according to the location of the patients being monitored; however, they should be collected at the same time each day. In NICUs, the number of patients with central lines is stratified by birthweight in five categories since risk of BSI varies by birthweight. These data are collected on the Denominators for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit form.