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National Health and Safety Network (NHSN)

All Outpatient and Home Dialysis facilities are required by CMS to obtain access and register to NHSN in order to comply with the required Health Associated Infections reporting. It is recommended that you have at least 2 staff members with access to administrative rights in NHSN to account for staff turnover. All dialysis facilities must report their weekly COVID-19 data to NHSN.

NHSN Reporting Requirements

COVID-19 Reporting

Dialysis Event Reporting

Enrolling Your Facility

How to Enroll an Outpatient Dialysis Facility

How to Enroll a Home Dialysis Facility

How to Confer Your Facility Rights

  • On the left hand panel, select “Group” then “Join”. Then enter the ESRD Network of Texas Group ID and joining password listed below:
  • Network14 Group ID: 21949
  • Network14 Password: esrd+

NHSN Facility Administrator Re-assignment

When the NHSN Facility Administrator role needs to be reassigned, the current Facility Administrator should follow the steps below to ensure that the role is properly reassigned to an additional facility user.  Facility users that no longer require access to NHSN can be deactivated by following the steps below. This process can be completed by any user with administrative rights.

If the current NHSN Facility Administrator is no longer available, the incoming NHSN Facility Administrator should complete the NHSN Facility Administrator Change Request Form to request the change, at the bottom of the page HERE

 

How to Reassigning the NHSN Facility Administrator Role

  • Reassigning the NHSN Facility Administrator Role
  • From the left navigation bar, you will select Facility > Facility Info.
  • From the Edit Facility Information screen, go to the Contact Information sections.
  • Find “Facility Administrator” on the list and click the “reassign” button on the far right of the screen. You will be asked to find and select an existing user who will be reassigned this role.  NOTE:  The existing user must be assigned as a user with administrative rights. Once selected, remember to save the updated information on the Edit Facility Information page.

Deactivating Users

  • Note: Users cannot be deleted once added to NHSN.
  • Select USERS on the left navigation bar, select FIND, and FIND again on the bottom of the screen. Select the user’s profile, go to EDIT, at the USER ACTIVE drop down, toggle to YES/NO>SAVE.

 

For issues or concerns with enrollment you can contact NHSN at NHSN@CDC.GOV

If your facility is part of a Large Dialysis Organization, please contact your Regional NHSN representative.

For other questions or assistance from the Network, you can contact: