An Educational Offering of Case Studies for Healthcare-associated Infection Surveillance: Applying the NHSN Definitions
Course Number: SS1795
This is a journal activity that provides case study scenarios where the participant must read and apply the NHSN surveillance definitions and criteria to identify if the case presents a healthcare-associated infection. The participant will answer the questions following each case study. The case criteria created build off of the previous cases completed in the article.
While the participants will receive correct answers with the posttest, system limitations prevent on-line inclusion of rationale with posttest answers. If you would like to recieve a copy of the rationale with answers, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please put Request for journal publication answers and rationale.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Infection Preventionists, Epidemiologists, and Registered Nurses
MATERIALS: This activity a journal article. The participants will need to have access to The American Journal of Infection Control publication An Educational Offering of Case Studies for Healthcare-associated Infection Surveillance: Applying the NHSN/CDC Definitions Accurately. Those taking the course may use a computer to access the article online at www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(12)00173-3/fulltext
In addition, the participant must have computer access with internet to use the NHSN HAI definitions and criteria found at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/TOC_PSCManual.htmlhttp://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/TOC_PSCManual.html.
PREREQUISITES: The participants should have general clinical knowledge of healthcare-associated infections and HAI surveillance.