2019 LTCF Annual Training

Join us Tuesday, July 9th – Thursday, July 11th, 2019 for the 2019 National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Annual Training for Long-term Care Facilities held on the CDC campus in Atlanta, Georgia

The NHSN Long-term Care Facility (LTCF) training is open to current NHSN LTCF users, as well as LTCF facilities interested in enrolling in NHSN. The training will provide participants the information and tools necessary to identify, report, and analyze the following:

  • Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI)
  • Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Prevention Process Measures – Adherence to gown and glove; hand hygiene adherence

Two hands-on lab sessions will be available for attendees who are interested in learning how to analyze data within the NHSN application. Space for these sessions are limited and require additional registration.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear various presenters discuss strategies to implement antibiotic stewardship, infection prevention, and internal data validation. The NHSN User Support team will join us during the week to offer attendees onsite support.

Register for the LTCF Annual Training
  • While there is no registration fee, participants will be responsible for all travel expenses to include transportation, lodging, and the cost of food and beverages. Please note that capacity for the training will be capped at 200 participants, and invitations to attend in-person will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.
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  • Download the complete agenda for the three-day training pdf icon[PDF – 600 KB]Continuing Education will be available
  •  For those unable to attend in-person, all presentations during the three-day training will be available via live web-stream. Please email NHSNtrain@cdc.gov with training-related questions.
New This Year
  • We are excited to offer a facilitated approach to NHSN enrollment for new users and facilities interested in joining NHSN. We will begin in June with a series of interactive webinars designed to assist new users through the NHSN and SAMS registration process.
  • The SAMS user support team will be onsite during the annual training to complete SAMS identity proofing, document notarization, and grid card issuance for attendees presenting with the required identity verification documents.
  • We will have a follow-up webinar after the annual training to assist participants with the final stages of NHSN enrollment and set-up. This dedicated enrollment support is a great opportunity for new facilities and users to join NHSN, as well as current NHSN facilities that have experienced staff turnover and would like to add new users.
Register for the NHSN Enrollment and SAMS Registration Webinars

Webinar 1: Registering with NHSN
Monday, June 3, 2019 – 2:00 PM, EST
Audio Details:
Dial-In Number(s):
U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285
Access Code: 6393927

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Webinar 2: Registering with SAMS
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 2:00 PM, EST
Audio Details:
Dial-In Number(s):
U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285
Access Code: 6393927

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Webinar 3: Prepare for Identity Verification
Monday, June 24, 2019 – 2:00 PM, EST
Audio Details:
Dial-In Number(s):
U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285
Access Code: 6393927

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Webinar 4: Complete NHSN Enrollment & Facility Set-up
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – 2:00 PM, EST
Audio Details:
Dial-In Number(s):
U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285
Access Code: 6393927

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PLEASE NOTE: The webinar series is designed to assist users through each step of the registration and enrollment process. Participants unable to attend the annual training may still participate in the webinars, but will have to upload their identity verification documents to SAMS, including have the documents notarized prior to sending. Additional guidance will be provided during the webinar series.