HAI Checklists

The NHSN Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) checklists developed by the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) subject matter experts (SMEs) were adapted from the Tennessee Department of Health HAI checklists. While the format may differ, the intended use of the HAI checklists remains the same.

Our goal is to provide a tool to assist Infection Preventionists when making a determination about a healthcare associated infection. The HAI checklists should be used to guide Infection Preventionists and other users towards a final determination when evaluating NHSN HAI criteria. The checklist should not be used in isolation but in conjunction with the Patient Safety Manual.

Please note all criteria for each respective module is listed in a single document. Use the scroll bar select to locate the criterion of interest. It is our hope that the checklists will help streamline your surveillance efforts.