Upcoming NHSN Webinars on the LTCF COVID-19 Module for Reporting

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

If you’ve been following this week’s COVID-19 reporting module and the Interim Final Rule blogs, you’ve heard about the National Healthcare Safety Network and the requirement to report COVID-19 infections for residents and staff, etc.  You may have even tried to log in to yesterday and todays introductory webinars.  There was an overwhelming response to the April 30th webinar – Zoom and phone lines literally crashed.  Yesterday didn’t go so well so I didn’t try to get onto todays.

Here’s some good news.  NHSN has posted the April 30, 2020 presentation on its website as promised.  The handout is 44 slides.

The other good news is that NHSN is rebroadcasting yesterday and todays webinars. Here’s the info for those webinars:

Topic: COVID-19 Module for Long-term Care Facilities Enrollment Guidance

When: May 4, 2020

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1615094052?pwd=MS9CTFFPNEVDUThqWXJ6NFlKTFpRUT09

Password: 385978

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +16692545252,,1615094052#,,#,385978# or +16468287666,,1615094052#,,#,385978#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666

    Webinar ID: 161 509 4052

    Password: 385978

And…

Topic: COVID-19 Module Overview for Long-term Care Facilities

When: May 5, 2020

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1602548824?pwd=ZjNVcEJib0tvZzB4UlpOZjQva0t0UT09

Password: 339263

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +16692545252,,1602548824#,,#,339263# or +16468287666,,1602548824#,,#,339263#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666

Webinar ID: 160 254 8824

Password: 339263

“NHSN LTCF staff will conduct various virtual trainings and office hour sessions to assist LTCFs with enrollment and data submission. A list of upcoming trainings can be found on the LTCF COVID-19 Module web page under the Training tab. We’ve also listed the training schedule for the week of May 4, 2020, below. The training webinars will be recorded and posted to the LTCF COVID-19 Module web page with a PDF of the slide presentation, once available.”

 

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