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NHSN LTCF Updates Set for September 18

Posted Sep 16, 20211 min Read

Regulatory & Clinical

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health Safety Network issued this summary of updates coming to the LTCF Module beginning Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway Updates

Enhancements to the POC test reporting tool and COVID-19 pathway data reporting are included in the updates.  Revised forms, instructions, FAQs and CSV templates are part of the updates.  NHSN will hold as webinar on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 1-2pm ET to discuss these updates.  You can register in advance for the webinar.

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Vaccine Data Module Updates

In addition, the NHSN notice included changes to the COVID-19 vaccination data modules and listed new categories that would be required to be reported.  A webinar reviewing these changes for long-term care facilities will be held on September 23, 2021, from 2-3 PM ET.  Facilities can register at the link below:

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If you are not able to attend this session, a replay broadcast will be held on September 29, 2021. Registration links for the replay are coming soon.