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


Part 2: Accessing and Displaying Data

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.



Ever feel like you need an advanced degree in computer science to get your data out of NHSN? Not anymore! We invite you to join us for Part 2 of our web-based presentation on NHSN analytics in which we explain - in terms real people can understand - the purpose, differences between, and real-world application of those many output options in NHSN. We will cover the nuts and bolts of how to access, modify, download, and export reports to help you identify, measure and communicate our infection prevention program goals.

Presentation Objectives:

Compare and contrast the content and applications of rate table, SIR report, TAP reports, and line lists

  • Compare and contrast the output variables and usefuleness of HTML reports and exported data files
  • Compare and contract in-plan SIRs and CMS-reported SIRs
  • Modify and generate report outputs by time and other parameters
  • Use output data to target, measure, and communicate infection prevention goals

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

Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health

Martha Jaworski, MS RN CIC
Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health