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National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


What is the National Healthcare Safety Network?

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracking system for healthcare-associated infections. NHSN provides facilities, states, regions, and the nation with data needed to identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections. NHSN data are analyzed by CDC and others to direct actions for HAI prevention. Local, state and national HAI trends are used to identify emerging problems and areas of concern that need intervention, and to measure progress in HAI reduction against national, state, and local prevention goals.

Source: CDC

Indiana Department of Health's Guides to Understanding a TAP Report

IDOH Acute Care Hospital TAP Report  Guidance

IDOH Critical Access Hospital TAP Report Guidance

How to Change the NHSN Administrator for your Facility


Option 1: Reassign the NHSN Facility Administrator role using the following steps.

1. From the left-hand navigation bar, you will select FacilityFacility Info.

2. From the Edit Facility Information screen, go to the Contact Information sections.

3. 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.

Option 2: Fill out and submit CDC's NHSN Facility Administrator Change Request Form. This form can be found here. Please allow up to 5 business days for the change to be verified and completed.

Please contact NHSN@cdc.gov for additional support.

Page last reviewed and updated: March 2022