The NHSN team will provide updates and training for the NHSN Point of Care (POC) Test Reporting Tool for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. The trainings will be either a live presentation or a previously recorded presentation, but all sessions will allow for submission of audience questions with NHSN staff response. A recorded webinar will be posted for on-line viewing at a later date.
The NHSN option enables nursing homes to enter POC laboratory test data into the NHSN application. NHSN, in turn, will report the nursing home POC laboratory test data electronically to the public health agency, state or local, that has jurisdictional authority and responsibility to receive and use the nursing home’s data. Deidentified nursing home POC laboratory data will also be reported via existing public health reporting mechanisms to the US Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act requirements.