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    National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
    Analysis...for Real (and Busy) People!


    Part 1: Building Blocks

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

    This educational activity is sponsored by Qualis health, a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14420 and is currently being pursued for 1 Contact Hour.



    SIRs, p-values, CADs, TAP reports, DURs, pooled means, confidence intervals, incidence densities, blah, blah, blah. Ever feel likeyou need an advanced degree in statistics and epidemiology just to understand the basics of NHSN analysis? If so, we invite you to join us for a web-based presentation in which we explain - in terms real people can understand - the foundations of NHSN analytics from its basic building blocks to the newest, innovative HAI summary statistic fromthe CDC (the Cumulative Attributable Difference).

    Presentation Objectives:

    Explain the basis of the "expected" number of infections

    • Compare and contrast infection reates and standardized infection ratios (SIRs)
    • Discuss the role of p-values and confidence intervals in interpreting data
    • Compare and contract in-plan SIRs and CMS-reported SIRs
    • Discuss the impact of CDC's new TAP strategy and the Cumulative Attributable Difference (CAD) statistic on national HAI reduction goals.

    Intended Audience
    Hospital Infection Preventionists, Hospital Quality Managers, Anyone who uses NHSN

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

    Martha Jaworski, MS RN CIC
    Quality Improvement Consultant
    Qualis Health