NHSN Quick Takes

The Compass NHSN Quick Takes is a series of seven 5-minute videos where an infection prevention subject matter expert walks through various aspects of navigating the national healthcare safety network (NHSN) reporting system.

Target Audience

Anyone who has or needs access to NHSN.

Course summary
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  • Accessing NHSN
  • Reporting Plan Set-Up
  • Entering a NHSN Event
  • Run + Review Report Functions
  • MDRO Basics
  • Validate NHSN Data
  • MRSA
  • CRE Reporting

Funding for this resource was provided by the Health Resources Services Administration, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 93.241).

This material was adapted from the Alliant Shop Talks video series with permission from Alliant Health Solutions.

Joleen Strosahl 

Sessions 1 - 6 (Accessing NHSN, Reporting Plan Set-Up, Entering a NHSN Event, Run + Review Report Functions, MDRO Basics and Validate NHSN Data)

Joleen Strosahl, MSA, MSN, RN, CIC, is an infection preventionist at Nebraska Medicine. She conducts surveillance and compliance surveys for all Nebraska Medicine outpatient clinics, both on campus and across the Omaha metro. She also develops and implements COVID-19 surveys for all outpatient clinics. Strosahl received a master’s degree in nursing education from Walden University and a master’s degree in health service administration from Central Michigan University.


Kathy Collins

Session 7 and 8 (MRSA and CRE Reporting)

Kathy Collins, a clinical improvement consultant at Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, is responsible for the coordination and implementation of quality improvement initiatives. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Iowa and is a NAHQ certified professional in Healthcare Quality and a TeamSTEPPS master trainer. Collins has 15 years’ experience as a quality director with clinical experience in labor and delivery, medical-surgical, long-term care, home care and ambulatory care. She has led and facilitated quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in several Iowa hospitals.

No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.

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