March 21 - 23, 2023

March 21 - 23, 2023






On-Demand Lessons

About the Event

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) will hold 2023 Virtual NHSN Training: Patient Safety, Outpatient Procedure, and Neonatal Component Surveillance and Analytics on March 21 – 23, 2023.

This course is intended for NHSN users of the Patient Safety Component, Outpatient Procedure Component, and Neonatal Component.
The virtual training event will feature live presentations, pre-recorded training videos for self-paced viewing, and opportunities for Q&A.
Training topics include surveillance definitions and analysis for:

The Long-term Facility Component will also feature educational resources and information regarding the HAI Module (UTI), LabID Module (CDI and MDRO), and the Prevention Process Measures Module.

The virtual course provides participants with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their NHSN surveillance data and how these data can be used for prevention.


All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

9:00 am – 9:15am

Opening Remarks

Henrietta Smith, RN, MSN, CIC
Lead - NHSN Protocol and Training Team

9:15 am – 9:30 am


Andrea Benin, MD Branch Chief
Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Training Preparation

Toni L Brown Ector MS, M Ed.
Health Educator – NHSN Health Education Team

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Laying a Strong Foundation for NHSN Surveillance and Device-associated Infections

Marissa McMeen, MPH, MLS (ASCP), CIC, FAPIC
Public Health Analyst/Infection Preventionist

11:15am - 1:00 pm

Central line-associated Bloodstream Infections: They Do Exist!

Dominique Godfrey, MPH, CPH, CIC
Infection Prevention Consultant

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

One Step, Two Step, NEC: Applying the Foundational Concepts of Secondary BSI Attribution

LaTasha Boswell, BSN, MPH, CIC
Nurse Infection Preventionist

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s In A Name? NHSN Location Mapping

Denise Leaptrot, MSA, SM/MT(ASCP), CIC
Epidemiologist/Infection Prevention Consultant

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Device- associated Analytic FAQs

Prachi Patel, BS, MPH
Public Health Analyst

Vaishnavi Pattabiraman, MSc, MS, MPH
Public Health Analyst

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Pneumonia Events

Jennifer Watkins, RN, BSN, MPH
Nurse Infection Preventionist

10:15 am -10:45 am

Q&A OPC Back to Basics

Melissa Otis, BSN
RN Infection Preventionist

Irene Khan, MPH
Public Health Analyst/Epidemiologist

11:00 am – 12:00pm

A preCAUTIonary View: NHSN Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Denise Leaptrot, MSA, SM/MT(ASCP), CIC
Epidemiologist/Infection Prevention Consultant

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Be in the Know: An Overview of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Event Surveillance

Victoria Russo, MPH, CIC
Public Health Analyst

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

How to Create and Analyze Custom Procedures and Events in the Patient Safety Component (PSC)

Jennifer Donnelly, MPH
Public Health Analyst

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

LabID Analysis and Reporting Refresher

Sunny Xu, MPH
Public Health Analyst

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Priorities for Hospital Core Element Implementation

Melinda Neuhauser, PharmD, MPH
Team Lead for Acute Care Antibiotic Stewardship

11:15 am – 11:45 am

AUR Module Reporting for the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program

Amy Webb, MPH, CHES
Public Health Analyst

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Antimicrobial Use (AU) Option: Reporting

Laura Blum, MPH
Public Health Analyst

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Option: Incidence & Prevalence Reports

Virgie Fields, MS, CPH, CIC
Public Health Analyst

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NHSN Annual Training Speaker Panel Q&A

Maggie Dudeck, MPH
Lead – NHSN Acute Care Analytics Team

LTCF Component Training webpage:
Long-term Care Facility Component Training | NHSN | CDC

New Training videos and/or PowerPoint Presentations are available for an overview of HAI reporting and the Annual Facility Survey

LTCF Overview

New! 2023 Overview of HAI Reporting in LTCFs

Annual Facility Survey

New training videos with accompanying PowerPoint Presentations and Knowledge Check PowerPoint Presentations are available for the following modules:

LabID and MDRO

Surveillance for CDI in LTCFs: LabID Event Modules – November 2022
Surveillance for MDROs in LTCFs: LabID Event Modules – November 2022
Laboratory-identified Event (LabID) Module for Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs): Knowledge Checks – November 2022

HAI (UTI) Module

Surveillance for LTCF UTI Module Part 1 – November 2022
Surveillance for LTCF UTI Module Part 2 – November 2022
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Knowledge Checks – November 2022

Prevention Process Measures (PPM) Module

Prevention Process Measures Module – November 2022

LTCF: Setting up your facility to report HAI data:
LTC Set-up | NHSN | CDC

The Long-term Care Facility (LTCF) Component will also feature educational resources and information regarding the HAI Module (UTI), LabID Module (CDI and MDRO), and the Prevention Process Measures Module. Access to this resource can be viewed by clicking the LTCF Resources button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our live Zoom sessions are equipped with closed captioning and each participant will have the ability to turn this feature on during the presentations.
Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is completely FREE for you.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.
Most up-to-date computers and mobile devices, such as laptops, desktops, and handheld tablets, can run the virtual event for you. Once the event platform opens, you will be able to log in and update your profile information in preparation for the event. Please note, the virtual platform is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.
Everyone will need to register themselves for the conference. Everyone is welcome, and all registrations are accepted instantly, so they will be allowed to access the training immediately.
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