Surgical site infection
He has to stay in the hospital for an extra week because of an SSI.
|HCAI||Health care associated infection|
|DO||Doctor of Osteopathy|
|CRNA||Certified registered nurse anesthetist|
|HHA||Home health aide|
|ACL||Anterior cruciate ligament|
|MCL||Medial collateral ligament|
|LCL||Lateral collateral ligament|
|PCL||Posterior cruciate ligament|
An acronym for an infection that develops from a surgical operation; can double the length of time a patient must stay in the hospital, which increases the cost of health care.