National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

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NHSN is a national HAI database used by healthcare providers to report surveillance data using  standardized definitions.
DPH encourages Wisconsin providers to use NHSN to enhance statewide surveillance. Aggregate state data are available in the DPH annual HAI report (PDF,  120 KB).

NHSN is also the HAI surveillance method used by federal public reporting programs.
Hospital-specific data are available on the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) CheckPoint® and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare websites.

NHSN user resources

NHSN surveillance resources
The Long-term Care Facility (LTCF) rate tracker incorporates NHSN definitions for easy rate calculation and graphing.

LTCF rate Tracker Form F-01269 (Excel,  51 KB)

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Contacts

 

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

 

Gwen Borlaug, Infection Control Epidemiologist
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Phone 608-267-7711
Fax 608-261-4976

Last Revised: February 22, 2016