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Avoid the Unknown
Display this flyer for nursing home staff to avoid reporting “unknown” vaccine status in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Here are tips to complete the search.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/05/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 3 2024 7:56AM  
NHSN Reporting Made Easy
Many nursing homes struggle with National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting. Find out how The University Place, a skilled nursing facility in Houston, learned how to achieve 100% reporting compliance and continues to report accurately.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/05/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 5 2024 8:31AM  
Nursing Home Connect: 2024 NHSN Refresher
In this recorded debut on Jan. 11, 2024, of our new weekly Nursing Home Connect webinars on Thursdays, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists teach key components for successful reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in 2024.
Video    Date Added: 01/15/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 20 2024 10:09AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting in NHSN
In this Nov. 14, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and the changes in National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting procedures for Quarter 4.
Video    Date Added: 11/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 20 2023 5:06PM  
NHSN Toolkit
Nursing facilities can use this toolkit for the latest resources and updates about reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Web link    Date Added: 10/24/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 24 2023 2:47PM  
Up-to-Date NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting
Nursing homes can use this flyer for an easy and quick visual reference to explain updated COVID-19 reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for Quarter 4 2023.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:52AM  
NHSN: Adding a New User
Follow these steps to add a new user to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/29/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2023 5:38PM  
How to Request a Replacement SAMS Grid Card
This tool walks you through the steps for requesting a replacement or new SAMS grid card.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 20 2023 9:39AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – NHSN Reporting Update
In this Feb. 21, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists demonstrate information in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), including addressing common challenges with up-to-date reporting of COVID-19 vaccinations
Video    Date Added: 02/22/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 22 2023 9:03AM  
Feb. 14, 2023, NHSN Update
On Feb. 14, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 02/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 15 2023 1:16PM  
Feb. 7, 2023, NHSN Update
On Feb. 7, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 02/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2023 12:00PM  
LTC Connect: New Year, New NHSN Refresher
This Jan. 19, 2023, LTC Connect recording focuses on starting the new year with a fresh look at National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data reporting. TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists reviewed NHSN updates on health care personnel flu vaccination and provided a general overview of NHSN mandatory reporting.
Video    Date Added: 01/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 30 2023 2:00PM  
Jan. 24, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 24, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2023 11:10AM  
Jan. 17, 2023, Nursing Home Office Hours: NHSN Review – Handout
Here is the PowerPoint from the TMF QIN-QIO's Q&A session on Jan. 17, 2023, that answered questions about National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/17/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 16 2023 2:02PM  
Jan. 10, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 10, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 11 2023 12:43PM  
Jan. 3, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 3, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 5 2023 11:23AM  
Dec. 27, 2022, NHSN Update
On Dec. 27, 2022, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Video    Date Added: 01/03/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 3 2023 9:56AM  
Dec. 20, 2022, NHSN Update
On Dec. 20, 2022, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 12/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 22 2022 7:42AM  
LTC Connect: Keeping Your Residents 'Home' for the Holidays
This Dec. 8, 2022, LTC Connect recording focuses on ways to reduce emergency department visits and readmissions during the holiday season. Discussion includes preventive measures such as influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 vaccinations.
Video    Date Added: 12/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 16 2022 7:56AM  
How to Use the NHSN Annual Flu Vaccine for HCPs Tracker
This video demonstrates how nursing homes can use the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization's "Annual Flu Vaccine Reporting for Health Care Professionals HCPs into the NHSN Tracker" tool to track qualified staff in the National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Annual Flu Vaccine Reporting in the Health Care Personnel (HCP) component for the 2022-23 flu season.
Video    Date Added: 12/01/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 1 2022 7:05AM  
Annual Flu Vaccine Reporting for HCPs into the NHSN Tracker
This document is designed to help you track qualified staff in the National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Annual Flu Vaccine Reporting in the Health Care Personnel (HCP) component for the 2022-23 flu season.
Microsoft Excel    Date Added: 11/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 10 2022 9:33AM  
NHSN Software Application and Data Reporting Competency Self-Assessment Checklist
This National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) competency checklist assists long-term care facilities with remaining up to date with usage requirements and reporting functions. This tool also aids in determining where further training may be required for individuals.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 29 2022 3:24PM  
How to Deactivate a User in NHSN
This tool describes how a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) facility administrator or user with administrative right can deactivate users who no longer have access to the facility’s NHSN account
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 12:37PM  
LTC Connect: Infection Control Practices and Compliance
This July 21 LTC Connect recording features TMF QIN-QIO subject-matter experts reviewing hand hygiene protocols and proper procedures for donning and doffing personal protective equipment. They also discuss targeted COVID-19 training from CMS for management and frontline staff, including vaccination system preparation.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:41AM  
How to Set Up the Entrust Soft Token Using a Mobile Device, Tablet or Computer
This resource provides step-by-step instructions for setting up the Entrust Soft Token using a mobile device, tablet or computer.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 11 2023 5:04PM  
I Have Errors in NHSN. What Should I Do?
This document outlines several steps to trial before submitting a helpdesk ticket to NHSN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 21 2022 1:26PM  
LTC Connect: Up to Speed – NHSN Updates
This June 16, 2022, LTC Connect recording features TMF QIN-QIO subject-matter experts reviewing recent updates to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting system, including changes to the data that facilities are asked to report in the COVID-19 Pathway and Vaccination modules.
Video    Date Added: 06/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:42AM  
How to Pull NHSN Reports
Use this document to learn how to generate data sets, select variables and display, save and export reports in NHSN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/04/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 20 2023 9:35AM  
How to Pull NHSN Reports
This video demonstrates how to generate National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reports.
Video    Date Added: 04/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 4 2022 4:41PM  
NHSN Basic Training, Part 2
TMF created these brief videos for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) basic training for nursing homes. Part 2 explains how to obtain the Level 3 Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) Grid Card, and how to add and delete users in NHSN. Also, look on this page for the accompanying PowerPoint (PDF) with important links and resources. (Note: Parts 1, 3 and 4 are being updated.)
Video    Date Added: 03/23/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 12:42PM  
Long-term Care Facility Weekly Healthcare Personnel and Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Resources
View this CDC website for instructions on collecting and reporting HCP and resident COVID-19 vaccinations into NHSN. Provided also are data collection forms, training slide sets and videos, and additional supporting resources.
Web link    Date Added: 10/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Oct 14 2021 12:10PM  
Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Module Resources
View this CDC website for guidance on the Surveillance Reporting Pathways and Point-of-Care Test Reporting Tool, including data collection forms, uploading data resources and trainings. In addition, refer to CMS FAQs, COVID-19 Updates and the CMS Reporting Requirements with the associated reporting deadlines.
Web link    Date Added: 10/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Oct 14 2021 12:11PM  
Fast Facts about the National Healthcare Safety Network, Part 3: Changing/Reassigning the NHSN Facility Administrator
This presentation from the Aug. 25 webinar, NHSN Fast Facts: Part 3, covers how to change the facility administrator, reassign the facility administrator prior to resigning from your current facility, attain access at your new facility and update your email address in NHSN and Secure Access Management Services. (Note: Parts 1, 2 and 4 are being updated.)
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/20/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 12:33PM  
Fast Facts about the National Healthcare Safety Network, Part 3: Changing and Reassigning the NHSN Facility Administration
View this third video in a four-part series about accessing and navigating the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This recording features Tiffany Langham, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, RAC-CT, CDP, who discusses how to change the facility administrator, reassign the facility administrator prior to resigning from your current facility, attain access at your new facility and update your email address in NHSN and Secure Access Management Services. (Note: Parts 1, 2 and 4 are currently being updated.)
Video    Date Added: 09/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 12:32PM  
Situational Guide to Obtain Level 3 Access for NHSN Reporting
This document describes Level 1 and Level 3 access and provides situational-based instructions to obtain Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) Level 3 access from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/18/2020    Date Last Modified: May 31 2023 10:27AM  
Nursing Home COVID-19 Public Data
Staff at nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities can access the public data reports for the Nursing Home COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Module. This module includes resident impact, facility capacity, staff and personnel, supplies and personal protective equipment and ventilator capacity and supply data elements, which are updated weekly. The positivity rates of COVID-19 in each county is updated bi-weekly.  
Web link    Date Added: 11/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 1:51PM  
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): How to Set Up Monthly Facility C.diff Reporting
This tool provides step-by-step instructions to set up monthly facility reporting for Clostridioides difficile (C.diff).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 10 2023 7:29PM  
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): How to Enroll Your Facility
This tool provides step-by-step instructions to enroll your facility in NHSN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 10 2023 7:28PM  
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): How to Report C.diff Monthly
This tool provides step-by-step instructions on how to begin reporting on Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) to NHSN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 10 2023 7:29PM  
Up-to-Date NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting — Spanish for Puerto Rico
Nursing homes can use this flyer in Spanish for Puerto Rico for an easy and quick visual reference to explain updated COVID-19 reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for Quarter 4 2023.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/16/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:51AM  
Up-to-Date NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting — U.S. Spanish
Nursing homes can use this flyer in U.S. Spanish for an easy and quick visual reference to explain updated COVID-19 reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for Quarter 4 2023.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/16/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:52AM