NHSN Updates: SIR QIP et al

We’ve updated our NHSN web page, including information on:

  • Guide to the NHSN DE Surveillance BSI Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) Measure – a new QIP measure
  • BSI Rate by Access Type from NHSN DE data for 2014, revealing that
  • Dialysis patients using a CVC are more than eight times more likely to experience a BSI than patients using an AVF
  • How to Complete a DE Denominators Form
  • Reporting Related DEs Together in NHSN

along with copies of recent NHSN newsletters.  Find the Network NHSN page at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nhsn.html .  We’ve also linked to the BSI SIR Guide from our QIP page at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/im/imqip.html .

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