AHCA: Update #55 | Getting Started with NHSN Reporting

Jackie Pappalardi and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

In This COVID-19 Update:

  • Getting Started with NHSN Reporting on COVID-19
  • Webinar from John A. Hartford Foundation and Partners on Supporting Nursing Homes

Getting Started with NHSN Reporting on COVID-19

On April 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 reporting module for long term care facilities. Currently enrolled facilities will see the new module when they log in. Centers who were not previously enrolled in NHSN will be required to go through an expedited enrollment process.

Daily reporting to NHSN provides the timeliest data which will be informative and provide situational awareness at both state and national levels.  However, at a minimum center should enter data at least once a week.

Data uploaded to NHSN can be done manually or through embedded import functions using CSV files. The COVID-19 module is divided into 4 separate reporting pathways which include:

  • Resident impact and Facility Capacity
  • Staff and Personnel Impact
  • Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ventilator Capacity and Supplies

Centers can choose one person, or multiple people, within their center to access and upload information to NHSN.

Webinar from John A. Hartford Foundation and Partners on Supporting Nursing Homes 

On Friday, May 1st from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET, The John A. Hartford Foundation will be hosting a national webinar to discuss a new initiative to address the urgent issues facing nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis. They are inviting all nursing home stakeholder organizations to participate and are seeking leaders on the front lines, such as nursing home administrators, medical directors, directors of nursing, and others to join.

The webinar will feature:

  • Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Shari Ling, MD, Acting CMS Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Invited)
  • Kedar Mate, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, Senior Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Register here for the webinar.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20