Description: This course is designed for those who will collect and analyze data pertaining to Surgical Site Infection (SSI) events in the Procedure-associated module of the Patient Safety Component of NHSN.
Objectives: By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
Explain the impact of SSIs on patient safety and the cost of healthcare.
Review the surveillance methodology of SSI.
Review definitions of infection and data fields used for reporting surgical site infection (SSI).
Demonstrate how to link an SSI event to a procedure record.
Describe how SSI data from NHSN can be used for performance improvement and patient safety.