NHSN Set-up (required before beginning reporting)
Step 1: Create Monthly Reporting Plan
Monthly reporting plans indicate which modules you intend to follow. Once the “Influenza Vaccination Summary” box is checked on a monthly reporting plan, the system will auto-check that same box on every monthly reporting plan throughout the entire NHSN-defined influenza season (defined as the 12 months from July 1 – June 30). If your ASC also does SSI surveillance, you will have to enter monthly reporting plans for this in the Patient Safety Component.
Step 2: Add Users and Assign Rights
a. Each user will need to complete training and obtain their own SAMS credentials.
b. We suggest a facility add 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
Access NHSN reporting at https:// sams.cdc.gov.
Start entering data for the modules selected in monthly reporting plan.
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