Registration has opened 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 health care-associated infections (HAIs) that integrates patient and health care personnel surveillance systems managed by CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

This year’s course, which runs March 2024 at CDC’s Global Communications Center in Atlanta, will include subject matter experts providing interactive case studies for each infection or event type, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and surgical site infections, as well as antibiotic stewardship.

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.