CDC has delayed the release of NHSN Version 8.6 till January 7, 2017. The 2017 Protocol and Forms are not posted yet on the NHSN website, but they will be posted prior to the Version 8.6 release, at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/event/index.html . CDC advises that 2017 data should NOT be entered into NHSN until the new Version is available. They suggest printing the 2017 forms when they are posted, and keeping track of 2017 events on paper until the new Version is released.
Webinars on the new Version will be held December 1 and 2, 2016; see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/121-nhsn-webinars-on-new-version/ .