How to Prevent, Identify and Track Infections in Nursing Homes

The New Rules for Participation state that by November 2019 nursing home Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP): “Must have a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable disease for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services under arrangement based upon the facility assessment conducted according to §483.70 and following national standards.” Your facility should have a registered NHSN user for the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) - the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. Hear guest speaker Angela [...]

NHSN Enrollment for Long Term Care Facilities

This presentation provides instruction for enrolling your Long Term Care facility in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the CDC's Healthcare Associated Infection Tracking System. Entering infection data into NHSN will allow facilities to help establish a national baseline for nursing home C. Difficile rates and subsequently identify goals to improve the quality of care and resident outcomes. What you will learn How to successfully enroll your long term care facility into NHSN and the Secure Access Management System (SAMS) Identify CDC resources to assist in NSHN and SAMS enrollment

NHSN Reporting for C. difficile

This presentation provides instruction for preparing your long-term care facility to report to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the CDC's Healthcare Associated Infection Tracking System. Entering infection data into NHSN will allow facilities to help establish a national baseline for nursing home C. Difficile rates and subsequently identify goals to improve the quality of care and resident outcomes. You will learn: How to successfully set up for reporting C. diff statistics How to create a monthly reporting plan How to join groups in NHSN system

Tracking and Reporting CDI in Nursing Homes

After you're registered with NHSN, you need to get started tracking and reporting your CDI data. This webinar will show you some websites and resources that will help you maintain complete and thorough infection records for your long-term care facility. You will learn: How to use the Advancing Excellence tracking tool How to input CDI data for your residents How to report CDI data to NHSN

NHSN Training Webinar

Join atom Alliance's Sarah Potter as she demonstrates how to enter infection data in the NHSN database for long-term care facilities. The session includes an overview of the three steps needed for each month for data to be complete in NHSN, how to create a reporting plan, how to enter CDI event data and a demonstration of the infection tracking tool.