NHSN 101 - Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

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NHSN 101
Nancy Wilde
HAI Coordinator
Iowa Department of Public Health
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What type of facility do you represent?
Critical Access Hospital
B. IPPS Hospital
C. Other
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How would you describe your experience
with NHSN?
I have been reporting and feel comfortable.
B. I have done some reporting but adding to what
I report is concerning.
C. I have a digital certificate but have not really
used it.
D. I have not enrolled yet.
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CDC’s national Healthcare Safety Network
Most widely used HAI tracking system
Patient safety component
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Device associated
Procedure associated
Medication associated
MDRO and CDI
Vaccination (patient data)
Healthcare Worker Safety Component
◦ HCW immunization
About NHSN
Getting started
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One place to report data
Recommended by the state HAI steering
committee
HEN reporting is transitioning to NHSN
QIO HAI projects utilize NHSN for
prevention efforts
Standardized definitions
Data analysis
Why NHSN?
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Group function
◦ Groups set up rights template
◦ Facility administrator can join groups and
accept the rights template
How is information shared
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IDPH
◦ Group ID 15793
◦ Password idph-hai
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IHC/HEN
◦ Group ID 14184
◦ Password IHC-IOWA
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Telligen
◦ Group ID 18980
◦ Password HAI-IA
Available groups
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Nancy Wilde
◦ IDPH
◦ 515-242-3892
◦ [email protected]
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