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Tracking Infections in Long-term Acute Care Facilities

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NHSN is the HAI surveillance gold standard. The system (and its predecessors) started years ago helping a few hundred healthcare facilities; today, more than 11,000 healthcare facilities use NHSN as the cornerstone of their HAI elimination strategies. Specifically, facilities use NHSN to:

  • Access NHSN enrollment requirements for CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program,
  • Obtain baseline HAI rates,
  • Compare rates to CDC’s national data,
  • Participate in state or national HAI prevention collaboratives,
  • Devise and implement HAI elimination strategies,
  • Evaluate immediate and long-term results of elimination efforts,
  • Refocus efforts as needed, or advance to different areas
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CAUTI - Surveillance for Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections

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  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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SSI - Surveillance for Surgical Site Infections

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  • Analysis Resources
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AUR - Surveillance for Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance Option

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  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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VAE - Surveillance for Ventilator-associated Events *In-Plan Adult Locations Only

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  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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Surveillance for Healthcare Personnel Exposure

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  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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About CMS HAI IPPS Long-term Acute Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program, click here.

  • CCN
  • Training
  • Digital Certificates
  • Monthly Data Submission
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CLABSI - Surveillance for Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections

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  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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CLIP - Surveillance for Central Line Insertion Practices Adherence

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  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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MDRO/CDI - Surveillance for C. difficile, MRSA, and Other Drug-Resistant Infections

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  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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VAP - Surveillance for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Events *In Plan for Pediatric Patients Only

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  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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To report healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination, click here.

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  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs
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Blood Safety Surveillance

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  • FAQs
 

CMS requirements click here for more information

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    National Healthcare Safety Network
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    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
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