NHSN Creates Factsheet on Tracking HAIs and AR Infections


The CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) created a factsheet that briefly outlines the domestic tracking and response system to identify emerging and enduring threats across health care. The tracking system includes the required COVID-19 data reporting pathways, but also offers tracking of other health care-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic-resistant (AR) infections. The NHSN system is designed to provide precise and actionable data to identify and respond to emerging and enduring threats and save lives.   
The system is continuously being improved and serves as a method to quickly disperse data to the intended entities and reduce reporting burden through a centralized location. This NHSN factsheet provides detailed information on how the data entered is utilized.