(3) Operating bed capacity. Beds that are currently set up and ready in all
respects for the care of a patient. It must include supporting space, equipment, and staff to
operate under normal circumstances. Excluded are transient patients beds, bassinets,
incubators, labor beds, and recovery beds. Enter the operating bed capacity in columns
(4) Mobilization/contingency bed capacity. The total of the expanded bed
capacity plus the number of beds which can be set up in areas not originally designed for
patient care, such as troop billets, hotels, motels, and schools, and in former patient care
areas that can be reconverted within the time of the hospital's mobilization and contingency
mission. Report mobilization or contingency bed capacity each reporting period.
Mobilization or contingency bed capacity is not classified; however bed requirements are
classified. Enter the mobilization/contingency bed capacity in columns 17-21.
q. Bassinet Capacity. (ZBC) In CHCS, this data must be manually entered.
(1) Normal bassinets. (NO MEPRS DEFINITION - ADAPTED FROM NORMAL
BED CAPACITY.) Space for bassinets available within the newborn nursery. This
definition refers only to space and excludes equipment and staff capability. Excluded are
(2) Operating bassinets. An operating bassinet is defined as a bed specifically
designed for the care of an infant that is currently set up in the newborn nursery and ready
in all respects for use. It must include support space, equipment, and staff to operate under
normal circumstances. Excluded are infant transporters. Facilities that do not operate an
obstetrical service should leave this line blank.
1-17. WWR SECTION III, NEWLY DIAGNOSED CASES OF VENEREAL DISEASE
(APPLICABLE TO ARMY AND NAVY MTF ONLY)
a. Venereal Disease. Item code 05 displays new cases of venereal disease by
WWR code and patient category. Data for this section is manually entered in CHCS. A
description of the venereal diseases and their codes follows.
b. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (VAIA). Report the number
of initial AIDS cases after they are staged as WR5 or WR6 by Walter Reed staging
c. Genital Herpes (VGHA). Report the number of initial genital herpes infections.
Recurrent cases of herpes are not to be included.
d. Gonorrhea, Penicillin Producing Neisseria Gonorrhea (PPNG) (VGPA).
Report in the PPNG columns the number of gonorrhea cases that are resistant to penicillin