State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Tool (NHSN)

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

The NHSN Long-term Care Facility Component supports the nation’s COVID-19 response through the LTCF COVID-19 Module. Facilities eligible to report data to NHSN’s COVID-19 Module include nursing homes/skilled nursing, long-term care for the developmentally disabled, and assisted living. In response to H.R. 7105 – Veterans Healthcare and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, NHSN created a surveillance tool to enable mandated reporting of resident and staff-level data to NHSN and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

As part of CDC’s ongoing COVID-19 response, the State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Tool  is designed to help long-term care facilities (LTCFs) track and monitor residents and staff who test-positive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). LTCFs eligible to report data include State Veterans Homes (SVHs) providing nursing home (LTC-SVHSNF) and domiciliary care (LTC-SVHALF).

State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Resident and Staff Event Reporting – May 2021 is a 41-slide deck for this newly added facility type:

State Veterans Home Frequently Asked Questions is a 9 -page NHSN FAQ document specifically for State Veterans Homes.

You’ll also find these resources at the landing page hyperlinked in the 2nd paragraph of this blog: