Our hospital has two medical ICUs. How do we report the data when we register for an exemption and when we report to MHIRS? (This would also apply if there were two surgical, coronary, pediatric, medical/surgical, or NICUs.)? 10/3/2005

When registering for an exemption, your facility should combine the number of central line-days (or ventilator-days, if that is the case) for the two medical ICUs and report that combined number for the central line-days (or ventilator-days) for your medical ICUs. When reporting the number of CLABs or VAPs and corresponding central line-days or ventilator-days for the reporting month, combine the numerator data and the denominator data for the two medical ICUs. (This would also apply if there were two surgical, coronary, pediatric, medical/surgical, or NICUs.) 

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