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March 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Dear Hospital Partners,

NHSN plans to introduce a new COVID-19 module in the Patient Safety Component in a matter of days. The module will enable hospitals to report daily COVID-19 patient counts to NHSN, and NHSN, in turn, will enable state and local health departments to gain immediate access to the COVID-19 data for hospitals in their jurisdiction.  COVID-19 data submitted to NHSN also will be used immediately by the CDC’s emergency COVID-19 response.  NHSN’s role as a shared platform for healthcare-associated infection surveillance provides a valuable foundation for COVID-19 surveillance. A very large number of the nation’s hospitals participate in NHSN, and infection preventionists (IPs) in those hospitals use NHSN for surveillance and reporting.  The COVID-19 module will consist of fewer than 10 elements and will involve no patient-level data collection. The data will be able to be submitted using a manual entry or CSV file. 

We invite you and your hospital to participate in a training on the module this Thursday, the 25th from 9:30am – 10:30am.  A repeat training will be held Friday, the 26th from 9:30am – 10:30am.  Slides will be provided for everyone who registers. 

Sandra Assasnik, WSHA Safety and Quality Director: sandraa@wsha.org

Sabrina Hill, WSHA Senior Data Analyst: sabrinah@wsha.org



March 26, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Ashleigh Barbeau
Sandra Assasnik


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