NHSN website updated with 2017 surveillance protocols

The CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) website has been updated with 2017 versions of surveillance protocols that are a part of the NHSN Patient Safety Component (PSC), specifically the surveillance protocols for Central line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Multi-drug Resistant Organism and Clostridium difficile Infection, Ventilator-associated Event (VAE), Pneumonia, Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP), and Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR). These protocols are to be used beginning January 1, 2017.  Until that time, please continue to use the 2016 protocols, which will remain posted on the lower left hand corner of the NHSN home page under “NHSN Manuals” and titled “2016 NHSN Patient Safety Component Manual.” See a summary of the 2017 revisions.