Monday, July 20, 2020

NHSN Updates Instructions for Completing the Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment Pathway

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) updated the instructions for completing the NHSN pathway for Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment.

Below is a summary of changes made to the instructions:
  • Section dedicated to selecting the correct facility type for NHSN enrollment
  • Section on conventional capacity for personal protective equipment (PPE) supply
  • Section on utilization of contingency capacity or crisis capacity strategies for PPE supply items
  • Do not include KN95 masks in the N95 mask supply item questions
  • Contingency and crisis level strategies are not considered as having “any” supply, and therefore, “NO” must be selected for each supply item in which contingency or crisis strategies are being used.
You can download the new instructions for the Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment pathway here

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