Hand Hygiene Abbreviations

APIC: Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CI: Confidence Intervals
CLABSI: Central line-associated bloodstream infection
CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
DHEC: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services (U.S.)
HAI: Hospital Acquired Infection or Healthcare Associated Infection
HICPAC: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HIDA: Hospital Infections Disclosure Act, South Carolina
ICD-9: International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision
MDRO: Multidrug-resistant organism
MRSA: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NHSN: National Healthcare Safety Network
NQF: National Quality Forum
POA: Present on admission
QIO: Quality Improvement Organization
SCIP: Surgical Care Improvement Project
SHEA: Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America
SIR: Standardized Infection Ratio
SSI: Surgical site infection
VAP: Ventilator-associated pneumonia