COVID-19 Surveillance to Enable Early Detection and Response to Outbreaks National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Mandatory Data Collection

Thursday, August 6, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 PM CT

Following today’s call, participants will possess the knowledge and approaches for remaining current in federal guidance and reporting requirements as well as the importance of conducting regular outcome and process surveillance.

During this webinar, participants will receive an overview of the following:

  • Brief overview of federal reporting requirements and information on where to access the most up-to-date information and guidance
  • Understand and recognize the purpose of, and key elements necessary for, ongoing COVID-19 surveillance
  • Understand how a facility should use surveillance data for the prevention, early detection, and mitigation of a potential COVID-19 outbreak
  • How to collect, enter, and submit data to the NHSN COVID-19 LTCF COVID-19 Module, including assigning a dedicated Infection Preventionist to conduct ongoing facility-wide surveillance
  • Understand how HHS, CMS and CDC use data reported to the CDC NHSN LTCF COVID-19 Module


Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.

Meet the Speakers:

Angela Anttila, PhD, MSN, NPC, CIC
Nurse Epidemiologist for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Linda Behan BSN, RN, CIC
Sr. Director of Infection Prevention and Control
Genesis HealthCare

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Series Description:

The National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory.

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Continuing Education Credits:

The National Nursing Home Training Series is not accredited by CMS. You can follow up with your association or accrediting body to see if it awards credit for participation in these trainings. Continuing education credits may be awarded by some organizations for participation in CMS trainings.