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Live Training Webinars for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season: Collecting Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Data
 
These webinars cover requirements for reporting healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination data via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for the 2014-2015 influenza season.       

Training Webinars for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
(1) Monday, August 18, 2014: 12-1 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

(2) Wednesday, August 27, 2014: 2-3 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

Training Webinars for Acute Care Hospitals
(**Please note change in guidance for Acute Care Hospitals; Posted 10/7/2014) View Guidance Below

(1) Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 12-1 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

(2) Monday, August 25, 2014: 2-3 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

Training Webinars for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Wednesday, August 20, 2014: 1-2 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

Training Webinars for Long Term Acute Care Hospitals
Thursday, August 21, 2014: 2-3 PM ET View recast [60 minutes] Transcipt

  • If you have any questions on HCP influenza vaccination summary reporting, please send an e-mail to: NHSN@cdc.gov. Please include “HPS Flu Summary” and your facility type in the subject line of your e-mail.

Change in Guidance for Acute Care Hospitals

CDC is expanding guidance that was previously provided to acute care hospitals reporting healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination summary data to NHSN in fulfillment of CMS’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program Requirements for the 2014-2015 influenza season.   

This expanded guidance below differs from the information presented in the webinars for acute care facilities conducted on August 19 and August 25, 2014: 

Acute care facilities that participate in both the CMS IQR and OQR programs must report a single combined HCP influenza vaccination summary for HCP physically working for at least one day between October 1 and March 31 within the acute care inpatient facility and all hospital inpatient and outpatient units/departments (HOPDs) that share the exact same CCN and service the particular NHSN facility regardless of the physical location of the HOPD. HCP working in these inpatient and outpatient departments and meeting NHSN protocol definitions should be included in the NHSN acute care hospital counts as outlined below:

Include HCP working in HOPDs with affiliated acute care facility inpatient counts only if:

a) HOPD shares the exact same CCN as the acute care facility (100% identical; must not differ by even one letter/number).
            
And 

b) HOPD is affiliated with the specific acute care facility (such as sharing medical privileges or patients), regardless of distance from the acute care facility.

If you have questions about this issue, please e-mail the NHSN HelpDesk at nhsn@cdc.gov and include “HPS Flu Summary” in the subject line along with your facility type.

 

 
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