Dialysis Component forms for 2017, including Dialysis Event forms and Denominators for Dialysis Event forms, should NOT be entered into NHSN until after January 7, 2017. This includes CDA via manual import and DIRECT CDA Automation. Instead, please keep a paper or electronic copy of the January events/census and wait to enter these data until NHSN announces the system update has been completed.
- For a description of the new features and changes occurring in the Dialysis Component with the January system update, see the Dialysis Newsblast Archive website at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/newsblasts/index.html .
- For a paper copy of the Outpatient Dialysis Center Practices Survey, Dialysis Event form, and Denominators for Dialysis Event form, visit the Dialysis Event homepage under the Data Collections Forms and Instructions tab, at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/event/index.html .
- For a paper copy of the new Home Dialysis Practices Survey for facilities that only provide home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, visit the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination homepage under the Data Collections Forms and Instructions tab, at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/hcp-vaccination/index.html .
- NHSN’s Guide to the SIR provides a comprehensive overview of the standardized infection ratio (SIR), including guidance on calculations, interpretations, and factors (with parameter estimates) used in the updated SIR risk adjustment models; see https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/ps-analysis-resources/nhsn-sir-guide.pdf . Recordings and slides from the 2016 NHSN Rebaseline Webinar are also now available on the NHSN Rebaseline webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/2015rebaseline/index.html .
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NHSN helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dialysis” in the subject line.