Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention
Information for Health Professionals
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
The is a secure, internet-based surveillance system that integrates and expands patient and healthcare personnel safety surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at CDC. Enrollment is open to all types of healthcare facilities in the United States including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient dialysis centers and units, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals. South Dakota currently has 14 facilities reporting to NHSN with rights conferred to the South Dakota Departmentt of Health.
The new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End Stage Renal Disease (ERSD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) rule for payment year 2014 includes a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Dialysis Event reporting Measure. This measure incentivizes dialysis facilities to complete required NHSN training, enroll in NHSN, and report three consecutive months of 2012 NHSN Dialysis Event data. Don’t wait until the deadline: Sign up for NHSN now .For assistance with the enrollment process contact the South Dakota Department of Health HAI Coordinator, Angela Jackley, at (605) 773-5348 or Angela.Jackley@state.sd.us.