Note: These instructions are solely based on reporting requirements by DPH and are only applicable to acute care hospitals.
To report any of the required measures, log into your NHSN member login account.
Select the appropriate module within the Patient Safety Component based on the type of infection:
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Keep in mind that both Massachusetts state law and CMS, through the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program, may require your facility to report HAIs through NHSN.
If your facility participates in an IQR program, be sure that you report any additional measures and follow any other steps that may be required.
Laws: MGL c. 111 §51(H); 105 CMR §§ 130.1701
Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
617-363-0755 or 617-469-1111
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Health Safety Network
We hope these instructions helped you meet this reporting requirement. Be aware that this action may not fulfill all applicable reporting requirements associated with the event.