Registration is now open for the annual National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) training course offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NHSN is a voluntary, Internet-based tracking system for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that integrates patient and health care personnel surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC.

This year’s course, Feb. 29 to March 4 at the CDC’s Global Communications Center in Atlanta, will focus on January 2016 changes, revisions, and updates to the NHSN Patient Safety Component Manual that impact the way data are collected and reported to NHSN.

There is no registration fee for the course. However, registrants will be responsible for all food and travel expenses. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. For those unable to attend the training in person, the course and associated materials will be available through live webstreaming, and archived on the NHSN website.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.