Registration for the free NHSN training course Applying the 2016 Changes to Accurately Report HAIs will open at noon on January 11, 2016. The training will be held February 29 through March 4, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. As in previous years, CDC expects applications for the course to exceed seating capacity. A limited number of spaces will be held for QIOs, QINs, Health Engagement Networks, and State Health Departments. Because CDC wants to ensure a good representation and fair distribution of NHSN user types, the remaining slots will be randomly selected from the applicants who apply during registration. For those unable to attend training in person, the course and associated materials will be available via live webstreaming, and the sessions will also be accessible and archived on the NHSN website for future viewing.
If you aren’t already signed up for NHSN Email Updates, submit your email address at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/commup/index.html to receive notification of registration for the course and live webstreaming, and details on subsequent availability.
The afternoon of February 29 will focus on Long-Term Care Facilities. March 1-3 will consider CMS reporting, definition, and protocol clarification for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections (SSI), ventilator-associated events, lab-identified C diff, and MRSA BSI. On March 4 a half-day training on Antibiotic Stewardship will be offered.