Transforming Infection Surveillance: The ABCs of NHSN

September 23, 2013

This report briefly reviews the history of NHSN reporting, outlines the NHSN system's four components, discusses the use of NHSN data, reviews NHSN and CMS requirements pertaining to reporting, and addresses NHSN surveillance basics. It also suggests a number of best practices for using NHSN, as well as covers challenges of denominator data, data analysis, and data validation.

This report briefly reviews the history of NHSN reporting, outlines the NHSN system's four components, discusses the use of NHSN data, reviews NHSN and CMS requirements pertaining to reporting, and addresses NHSN surveillance basics. It also suggests a number of best practices for using NHSN, as well as covers challenges of denominator data, data analysis, and data validation.

  • Explore the NHSN reporting requirements
  • Discover NHSN reporting best practices
  • Learn about denominator data as well as data analysis and validation

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