NHSN was updated to Version 9.3 on April 27, 2019. There have been many additions and changes with this release, including the following updates to the Dialysis Component:
CDA Dialysis Monthly Summary – the CDA for version R3D3 of the Dialysis Monthly Summary was updated to allow “Report No Events”. The functionality is available for both manual CDA import and Direct CDA submissions.
Analysis and Reporting:
Updated dialysis aggregate data from 2016-2017 for rate tables and run charts.
Created a new TAP report type and changed report icon for Excess Infections. A new Excess Infections report type allows for modifications to the TAP report without disturbing functionality used by other NHSN components.
In 2018, the Dialysis Component began collecting data using an AKI location. Now that some data have been collected, data reported to that AKI location are included in dialysis rate tables and run charts so facilities and groups can review AKI-specific rates for the various dialysis event measures.
In order to use any of the new analysis output options you must first regenerate datasets. As always, send all questions to the NHSN Helpdesk at NHSN@cdc.gov.
The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA. Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis. Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018. Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018. For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.