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 MDHHS 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).
Monthly Michigan NHSN Users Call and NHSN Updates
Next Call: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 (note: calls are now held every other month)
*Minutes from the September 23, 2015 Call (with presentation)
*archived call notes and trainings
*Subscribe to the SHARP Unit's NHSN Listserv
CDC HAI State-Specific Progress Reports
SHARP Unit Updates
NEW! Fall 2015 MSIPC NHSN Definition and Case Study Presentation
Michigan TAP Report Webinar Slides, July 9, 2015
Issue 11 of the SHARP Newsletter, Summer 2015
*archived SHARP Newsletters
NEW! 2015 Q1 Highlight Report
2014 Michigan Annual HAI Report
*archived Michigan HAI Surveillance Reports
Chart of the current and proposed rules (updated December 2014)
Chart of the CMS Reporting Requirement Deadlines (updated December 2014)
Guidance for various facility types on reporting HAI data via NHSN for participation in the CMS IPPS
NEW! HAI Surveillance and Prevention Plan
2015 Revision of Michigan's HAI Surveillance and Prevention Plan