Welcome to the Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated & Resistant Pathogens (SHARP) Unit Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) webpage! This website is designed to evolve with the needs of the user base as well as when new information becomes available for distribution. Please check it often. If there are any suggestions to improve the website, please feel free to contact us. Email us at MDCH-SHARP@michigan.gov or see the About the SHARP Unit page for individual contact information.
Invitation to Participate with SHARP to Reduce HAIs
Join the Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated and Resistant Pathogens (SHARP) Unit in surveillance and prevention initiatives to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Michigan. Enroll your facility in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to conduct facility HAI infection surveillance and share your data with us!
Contact us for additional information on MDCH SHARP surveillance and prevention initiatives, and confidentiality and data use agreements (such as the third party addendum which gives SHARP permission to release NHSN data to MHA Keystone).
SHARP Unit Calendar
View upcoming conferences, webinars and trainings on the new SHARP Unit calendar. If you have an event you would like added to the calendar, please email the SHARP Unit at MDCH-SHARP@michigan.gov and include "calendar" in the subject line.
Monthly Michigan NHSN Users Call and NHSN Updates
Next Call: August 27, 2014
*Minutes from the July 23, 2014 Call and the AHA's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit
*archived call notes and trainings
*archived NHSN Updates and Trainings
CDC HAI State-Specific Progress Reports
SHARP Unit Updates
Statewide Surveillance of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Michigan; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 4, Special Topic Issue: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Multidrug-Resistance Organisms (April 2014), pp. 342-349; BM Brennan, JR Coyle, D Marchaim, JM Pogue, M Boehme, J Finks, AN Malani, KE VerLee, BO Buckley, N Mollon, DR Sundin, LL Washer, KS Kaye
MRSA/CDI Prevention Initiative Summary Report
Click on the MRSA/CDI Train-the-Trainer Program page to learn how to become a trainer to teach health care professionals about MRSA and CDI. Everything you need to provide a training session is here!
Intro to NHSN for CDI Long Term Care Facilities recorded presentation and handout.
Intro to NHSN for CDI Long Term Care Facilities Part 2 recorded presentation and handout.
Issue 7 of the SHARP Newsletter, Spring 2014
*archived SHARP Newsletters
NEW! 2013 Semi-Annual Michigan HAI Surveillance Report
NEW! 2013 Semi-Annual Michigan HAI Highlight Sheet
*archived Michigan HAI Surveillance Reports
Current and Proposed Required Reporting to CMS via NHSN for Healthcare Facilities
*Summary from APIC of Infection Control Issues in the 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule
*FY 2014 CMS IPPS Final Rule. The deferment of CAUTI and CLABSI reporting outside of the ICU can be found on page 293. The final rule regarding patient Medicare number when reporting an HAI event can be found on page 328.
Chart of the current and proposed rules (updated December 2013)
Chart of the CMS Reporting Requirement Deadlines (updated December 2013)
Guidance for various facility types on reporting HAI data via NHSN for participation in the CMS IPPS