Denominators for Outpatient Dialysis - NHSN Mobile App
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Each month, facilities report the number of maintenance hemodialysis outpatients who were dialyzed on the first two working days of the month, using the Denominators for Outpatient Dialysis form.
How does it work?
This point prevalence is used to estimate the number of patients at the facility who are at risk of healthcare-associated infection. Throughout the entire month, any and all outpatients who receive maintenance hemodialysis at the facility are monitored for dialysis events, which include IV antimicrobial starts, positive blood cultures, and evidence of local access site infection.