Tracking Infections in Acute Care Hospitals/Facilities

Hospital facility building

NHSN is the HAI surveillance gold standard. The system (and its predecessors) started years ago helping a few hundred healthcare facilities; today, more than 17,000 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.

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) and non-central line-associated Bloodstream Infection

blood stream infecttions

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

AUR

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) and non-catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Other Urinary System Infection (USI)

UTI

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

MDRO C.Diff

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

SSI

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Ventilator-associated* and non-ventilator-associated Pneumonia (PNEU)

* In-Plan Pediatric Locations Only

pedVAP and PNEU

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

* In-Plan Pediatric and Neonatal Locations Only

VAE

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

* In-Plan Adult Locations Only

VAE

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

CLIP

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Blood Safety Surveillance

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs

Healthcare Personnel Exposure

  • Training
  • Protocols
  • Forms
  • Support Materials
  • Analysis Resources
  • FAQs