Late this week, the Centers for Disease Control are offering a webinar on Point of Care Test Reporting Trainings. There are two session times participants can choose from. The first option is February 11, 2021 at 2pm and the second is February 12, 2021 at 1pm. Both sessions will have identical content and allow time for questions and answers. The CDC has posted the following description of the webinar:
The NHSN team will offer trainings providing basic guidance for data entry for the NHSN Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Point of Care (POC) Test Reporting Tool as well as tool updates released on February 4, 2021. The trainings may be 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.
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.– Centers for Disease Control