NHSN Updates – What You Need to Know

COVID-19

​Last week, NHSN emailed its users to notify them of updates made to the Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module. Below is a brief summary of the updates that were made. 


  • COVID-19 Point of Care Test Reporting Tool – This is an optional reporting component if your facility is reporting to state/local authorities.  If your facility is not reporting to state/local authorities, then you are required to report to the COVID-19 Point of Care Test Reporting Tool to meet the requirements of reporting.   

  • COVID-19 Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway – This is a required pathway, as it always has been, but updates were made to this pathway. There is now a question in this pathway that asks about vaccination status for residents newly positive for COVID-19. 

  • COVID-19 Therapeutics Module – This is a new optional reporting module.  However, the information gathered from this module helps inform decision making processes. 

  • ​COVID-19 Vaccination Data Modules – This is an optional reporting module.  However, the information gathered from this module helps inform decision making processes.  

For more guidance on each of these, please refer to the NHSN LTCF COVID-Module website.