Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention Training


Connecticut 2015 Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Training Programs

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program was created by mandate. The purpose of the HAI Program is to oversee the prevention, surveillance, and reporting of HAIs in Connecticut's healthcare facilities. HAIs are reported through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance system. To assist healthcare facilities in the accurate surveillance and reporting of HAIs, the DPH offers outreach and educational programs by HAI Program staff. The following training programs have been offered since April 2015. 
(This zip file contains the 10 training sessions outlined below. Please allow a short amount of time to download.)  
  • Session 1: Welcome to the CT DPH HAI Program 2015 Training: Update on DPH HAI Program
  • Session 2: Overview of "New" 2015 General NHSN Surveillance Definitions
  • Session 3: Review NHSN LabID Event: MRSA Bacteremia and C. difficile Surveillance in 2015
  • Session 4: Review 2015 NHSN Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Surveillance Definitions
  • Session 5: Review NHSN CAUTI Case Studies
  • Session 6: Review NHSN Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Surveillance in 2015
  • Session 7: Review 2015 NHSN Secondary Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Determination
  • Session 8: Review NHSN CLABSI/Secondary BSI Case Studies
  • Session 9: Review 2015 NHSN Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Surveillance Definitions
  • Session 10: Review NHSN SSI Case Studies
(This zip file contains the 6 training sessions outlined below. Please allow a short amount of time to download.) 
  • Session 1: Preparing NHSN HAI Data Analysis Reports
  • Session 2: NHSN Basic Analysis and the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
  • Session 3: In NHSN, "How to Create a Device Data Report"
  • Session 4: In NHSN, "How to Create a Procedure Data Report"
  • Session 5: In NHSN, "How to Create a LabID Event Data Report"
  • Session 6: Creating a SIR NHSN Report for CMS IPPS
  • Session 7: TAP Strategy to Reduce Harmful HAIs
  • Session 8: NHSN Data Quality Checks and Troubleshooting your CLABSI and CAUTI SIRs
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions concerning this material, please contact:
Lauren Backman, RN, MHS