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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.

    Jamie Moran, MSN RN CMSRN CIC
    Quality Improvement Consultant
    Qualis Health

    Martha Jaworski, MS RN CIC
    Quality Improvement Consultant
    Qualis Health