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NHSN Updates for Care Centers

We noted two newsworthy items from CDC this week relating to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data collection system.

Monoclonal Antibodies
CDC has added data fields for monoclonal antibodies to the NHSN COVID-19 surveillance module.

The module now asks facilities to enter the number of residents who received either Bamlanivimab (Lilly) or Casirivimab plus Imdevimab (Regeneron) during a given week, either in the facility or elsewhere.  The COVID-19 Resident Therapeutics data reporting form and Table of Instructions are posted to the NHSN website with revision dates of Feb. 4, 2021.

Training on Point of Care Test Reporting
The NHSN team will offer trainings this week with basic guidance for data entry for the NHSN Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Point of Care (POC) Test Reporting Tool, as well as tool updates released on Feb. 4, 2021.

There are two learning opportunities. The webinars are identical in content, so you may choose the more convenient option: Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM central time or Friday, Feb. 12, at 12:00 – 1:00 PM central time.

The registration link is the same for both webinars.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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