NHSN Set-up (required before beginning reporting)
Step 1: Map Locations
LTCF set-up training [PDF - 2MB]
Log in to SAMS using your grid card and password, and select 'NHSN Reporting.'
Select your facility from the “NHSN Landing Page".
Go to “facility” on the navigation menu and select locations.
For each unit in your facility, create a code, location label and assign a CDC location description. The codes and labels you choose will identify patient care locations in your facility.
Time to complete step: 44 minutes
Step 2: Create Monthly Reporting Plan
Table of Instructions - Monthly Reporting Plan for LTCF [PDF - 175 KB] for LTCF Monthly Reporting
57.141 Monthly Reporting Plan for LTCF January 2016 [PDF - 92 KB]
Time to complete step: 7 minutes
Step 3: Add Users and Assign Rights
a. Each user will need to complete training and register with SAMS.
b. We suggest a facility identify at least 2 users with administrative rights.
Tip: Set-up is a good time to add other users to assist with reporting.
Time to complete step: 6 minutes
Report to NHSN
- Page last reviewed: March 19, 2015
- Page last updated: October 13, 2015
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