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National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Update for 2015 Data Submission:
An Overview

Hosted by Qualis Health's Healthcare-Associated Infection team.



The year 2015 brings several changes to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting definitions! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a 3-day educational event in Atlanta to review these changes. Since many of you were unable to attend this event, Qualis Health will provide an overview of the major changes implemented with a focus on Inpatient Quality Reporting program and direct you to appropriate resources.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Summarize highlights from the 2015 CDC course on NHSN
  • Describe definition and reporting changes to CLABSI and CAUTI
  • Surgical Site Infection events
  • MRSA bacteremia and CDI LablD events
  • Discuss interpretation of the SIR in 2015


Intended Audience
Hospital Infection Preventionists, Hospital Quality Managers and anyone that enters data into NHSN.

Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health

Martha Jaworski, MS RN CIC
Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health