Alabama Hospital Association Offers NHSN Regional Review and Clarification Workshop

May 22, 2011

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Workshop

The Alabama Hospital Association is offering National Healthcare Safety Network (NSHN) regional review and clarification workshops during the month of May and June 2011.

Information discussed during the workshops will include:

  • Appropriate application of NHSN case definitions
  • Locating assistance when dealing with a difficult healthcare-associated infection (HAI), recipe including determining whether the HAI is reportable
  • The proper collection of denominator data, prostate especially for surgical site infections (SSI)
  • What is SIR?
  • Discussion of the Alabama Department of Public Health Validation Plan


Individuals invited to attend include hospital infection preventionists and other individuals involved with infection prevention.  It is recommended that at least one person from each hospital attend the workshop.  Healthcare personnel with reporting responsibilities should attend.

Workshop Specifics

There is no charge for the workshops.

The meetings will be held on May 23, buy cialis June 7, June 8, and June 10, 2011.  Meeting times are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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