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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) recently launched new capabilities allowing nursing homes and other long-term care providers, including assisted living and residential care facilities, to monitor healthcare-associated infections.
Additional new NHSN capabilities include electronic acceptance of dialysis events and summary data on influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel.
The new NHSN component allows facilities to monitor:
NHSN is a voluntary secure, internet-based surveillance system that integrates and expands legacy patient and healthcare personnel safety surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at CDC.