The National Health Safety Network (NSHN) is holding a one-day workshop for infection preventionists on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum in Jackson. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program, recognizes that valuable NHSN training is needed for
many Infection Preventionists (IP), especially those with infection prevention program responsibilities in facilities that have not previously utilized NHSN for healthcare-associated infection reporting.
The target audience is new infection preventionists who have been in the role for one year or less (all IPs are welcome as space is available.)
MSDH in collaboration with the Mississippi Public Health Institute is providing this free one-day workshop that will offer participants information to accurately apply NSHN criteria for:
- Identification of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)
- Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
- Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO), and Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
- Interpretation of the SIR (Standardized Infection Ratio), a summary measure utilized by NHSN to track HAIs at a national, state, or local level over time.
Participants will also be given an opportunity to test their understanding of the NHSN definitions by applying them to case studies and examples throughout the workshop. Beverly Burt, RN, BSN, CIC, an HAI Nurse Consultant, will be the instructor.