CDC to Host Four NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Training Webinars (May 2018)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host four webinars in May 2018 for new or experienced National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) users. CDC subject matter experts will be available to answer questions about NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance.

May 8, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT and May 9, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol

NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance reporting is required per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) rule. This session will provide a complete introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event reporting requirements and the surveillance definitions necessary to complete accurate monthly reporting. Pre-registration is required.

May 14, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT and May 15, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Advanced NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Reporting and Introduction to NHSN Reports

Learn how to apply NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance definitions through case studies that address common reporting questions. The session also will include an introduction to running and interpreting the most popular NHSN reports so you can review your facility’s data, including Dialysis Event bloodstream infection rates. Pre-registration is required.