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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs.

To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) (OMB No. 0920-0666, exp. 12/31/2017)—Revision—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a system designed to accumulate, exchange, and integrate relevant information and resources among private and public stakeholders to support local and national efforts to protect patients and promote healthcare safety. Specifically, the data is used to determine the magnitude of various healthcare-associated adverse events and trends in the rates of these events among patients and healthcare workers with similar risks. The data will be used to detect changes in the epidemiology of adverse events resulting from new and current medical therapies and changing risks. The NHSN currently consists of five components: Patient Safety, Healthcare Personnel Safety, Biovigilance, Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF), and Dialysis. The Outpatient Procedure Component is on track to be released in NHSN in 2016/2017. The development of this component has been previously delayed to obtain additional user feedback and support from outside partners.

Changes were made to seven facility surveys. Based on user feedback and internal reviews of the annual facility surveys it was determined that questions and response options be amended, removed, or added to fit the evolving uses of the annual facility surveys. The surveys are being increasingly used to help intelligently interpret the other data elements reported into NHSN. Currently the surveys are used to appropriately risk adjust the numerator and denominator data entered into NHSN while also guiding decisions on future division priorities for prevention.

Additionally, minor revisions have been made to 27 forms within the package to clarify and/or update surveillance definitions. Two forms are being removed as those forms will no longer be added to the NHSN system.

The previously approved NHSN package included 54 individual collection forms; the current revision request removes two forms for a total of 52 forms. The reporting burden will increase by 583,825 hours, for a total of 4,861,542 hours.Start Printed Page 53798

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)NHSN Registration Form2,00015/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Facility Contact Information2,000110/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Patient Safety Component—Annual Hospital Survey5,000150/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Group Contact Information1,00015/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Patient Safety Monthly Reporting Plan6,0001215/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Primary Bloodstream Infection (BSI)6,0004430/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Pneumonia (PNEU)6,0007230/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Ventilator-Associated Event6,00014425/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)6,0004020/60
Staff RNDenominators for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)6,00093
Staff RNDenominators for Specialty Care Area (SCA)/Oncology (ONC)6,00095
Staff RNDenominators for Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/Other locations (not NICU or SCA)6,000605
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Surgical Site Infection (SSI)6,0003635/60
Staff RNDenominator for Procedure6,0005405/60
Laboratory TechnicianAntimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR)-Microbiology Data Electronic Upload Specification Tables6,000125/60
Pharmacy TechnicianAntimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR)-Pharmacy Data Electronic Upload Specification Tables6,000125/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Central Line Insertion Practices Adherence Monitoring1,00010025/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)MDRO or CDI Infection Form6,0007230/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)MDRO and CDI Prevention Process and Outcome Measures Monthly Monitoring6,0002415/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Laboratory-identified MDRO or CDI Event6,00024030/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Long-Term Care Facility Component—Annual Facility Survey25011
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Laboratory-identified MDRO or CDI Event for LTCF250815/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)MDRO and CDI Prevention Process Measures Monthly Monitoring for LTCF250125/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) for LTCF250930/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Monthly Reporting Plan for LTCF250125/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Denominators for LTCF Locations250123.25
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Prevention Process Measures Monthly Monitoring for LTCF250125/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)LTAC Annual Survey400150/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Rehab Annual Survey1,000150/60
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistHealthcare Personnel Safety Component Annual Facility Survey5018
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistHealthcare Personnel Safety Monthly Reporting Plan17,00015/60
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistHealthcare Worker Demographic Data5020020/60
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistExposure to Blood/Body Fluids50501
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistHealthcare Worker Prophylaxis/Treatment503015/60
Laboratory TechnicianFollow-Up Laboratory Testing505015/60
Occupational Health RN/SpecialistHealthcare Worker Prophylaxis/Treatment-Influenza505010/60
Medical/Clinical Laboratory TechnologistHemovigilance Module Annual Survey50012
Medical/Clinical Laboratory TechnologistHemovigilance Module Monthly Reporting Plan500121/60
Medical/Clinical Laboratory TechnologistHemovigilance Module Monthly Reporting Denominators500121
Medical/Clinical Laboratory TechnologistHemovigilance Adverse Reaction5004815/60
Medical/Clinical Laboratory TechnologistHemovigilance Incident5001010/60
Staff RNPatient Safety Component—Annual Facility Survey for Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)5,00015/60
Staff RNOutpatient Procedure Component—Monthly Reporting Plan5,0001215/60
Staff RNOutpatient Procedure Component Event5,0002540/60
Staff RNOutpatient Procedure Component—Monthly Denominators and Summary5,0001240/60
Registered Nurse (Infection Preventionist)Outpatient Dialysis Center Practices Survey6,50012.0
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Staff RNDialysis Monthly Reporting Plan6,500125/60
Staff RNDialysis Event6,5006025/60
Staff RNDenominators for Dialysis Event Surveillance6,5001210/60
Staff RNPrevention Process Measures Monthly Monitoring for Dialysis1,500121.25
Staff RNDialysis Patient Influenza Vaccination3257510/60
Staff RNDialysis Patient Influenza Vaccination Denominator325510/60
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Leroy A. Richardson,

Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2015-22529 Filed 9-4-15; 8:45 am]

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