Newsletters

Newsletters / Members Meeting Updates

  • December 2017 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 MB]
    Inside this Issue – 2018 PSC Protocol release updates, release of the 2017 Patient Safety Facility Survey, the new NHSN Release Management and Issues webpage, information on upcoming NHSN training opportunities, and more.
  • September 2017 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 MB]
    Inside this Issue – Preview of anticipated 2018 PSC Protocol Changes, reminder to review & update User Contact Information, new “Risk Adjustment Factors for FacWideIN SIR” Table, and more.
  • June 2017 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3 MB]
    Inside this Issue – information regarding NHSN 8.8 beta testing, NHSN Analysis updates, new NHSN training materials, information on newly available Standardized Utilization Ratio (SUR) Reports, and more.
  • June 2017 NHSN Members Meeting at APIC Cdc-pdf[PDF – 3 MB]
    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2017 Annual Conference. NHSN topics include general NHSN updates, protocol updates, the upcoming NHSN Beta Testing, Long-term Care, CDA, Training materials, and more.
  • March 2017 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M]
    Inside this Issue – information regarding NHSN presentations at the 2017 APIC conference, CMS Quality Reporting Program Reminder, updates to the NHSN Organism List, and more.

  • December 2014 NHSN Newsletter  Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M]

    Inside this issue – Preparing for 2015 NHSN reporting including information on new NHSN manuals and data collection forms, updated HAI surveillance definitions, CMS reporting requirements, new training resources and more.

  • September 2014 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2M]

    Inside this issue – Data for CMS quality reporting programs due soon, new NHSN reporting to fulfill CMS quality reporting programs, HAI surveillance changes for 2015 and more.

  • June 2014 NHSN Newsletter  Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M]

    Inside this issue – Information on the new Dialysis Component, unusual susceptibility profiles alert, Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Option, reporting for the 2014-2015 influenza season, training updates, planned NHSN HAI surveillance protocol updates for 2015 and more.

  • NEW June 2014 NHSN Members Meeting at APIC Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2M]

    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2014 Annual Conference. NHSN topics include Enrollment /SAMS update, protocol changes, application updates, update on CMS reporting, electronic reporting, training news and more.

  • March 2014 NHSN Newsletter  Cdc-pdf[PDF – 768K]

    Inside this issue – Update on Medicare Beneficiary Number for CMS reporting, highlight of SAMS migration process, information on the new NHSN LabID Event Calculator, reminder for CMS data submission, analysis tips and more.

  • December 2013 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M]

    Inside this issue – Update on the 2014 CMS quality reporting rules, reminders about completing annual surveys, information on 2014 protocol changes, guidance on changing location descriptions in NHSN, and more.

  • October 2013 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 699K]

    Inside this issue – Update on NHSN’s proposed use of CPT codes for SSI surveillance, information about 2014 protocol changes, announcements regarding new educational opportunities with NHSN, reminders about due dates and CMS quality reporting requirements for 2014, and more.

  • June 2013 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 611K]

    Inside this issue – Important information about influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel and the NHSN Demo application, updates on NHSN’s proposed use of CPT codes for SSI surveillance and NHSN’s VAE protocol, announcements about some upcoming webinars (topics are the Hospital IQR Program, MRSA/C. difficile reporting, and the Hemovigilance Module), and reminders about due dates and requirements for CMS quality reporting programs.

  • June 2013 NHSN Members Meeting at APIC Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2M]

    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2013 Annual Conference. Topics included Protocol changes, NHSN application enhancements, update on CMS reporting, training news and more.

  • April 2013 NHSN Newsletter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 880K]

    Inside this Issue – Recent changes and updates to NHSN, a new 2013 NHSN Patient Safety Protocol Errata, information for CMS quality reporting programs, and NHSN at the annual APIC meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in June.

  • June 2011 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 242K]

    Inside This Issue – Ensuring Your CLABSI Data Get to CMS, Conferring Rights Functionality, Medication-associated Module is Relaunched, Biovigilance Updates and more…

  • March 2011 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 227K]

    Inside This Issue – Denominator Simplification Project Update, Primary vs. Secondary BSI.