Once all your locations are setup, you are now ready to start generating the file to import into NHSN. Select NHSN at the top of the screen in Medici.
Select the Facility you want to generate and click Find
Click Start on the month you want to generate NHSN data for.
In the top left of the screen, you will see a dropdown with each mapped NHSN location, and a Facility Wide Inpatient (FacWideIN) option to review your antimicrobial usage. Additionally, it will also show the Admissions and Days Present for the selected location.
In the middle of the screen, you will see the breakdown of your facility’s antimicrobial usage for all drugs that the CDC requires. It is broken down by route and total. You can review to make sure that the numbers look correct, and then Click Validate to move forward, or Close to cancel.
Once you have clicked Validate, you will be returned to the NHSN page. You will then want to click on the same month again where it says Validated. There are 3 options you can select.
Details – Return to the antimicrobial breakdown page from the previous step
Submit – Move the submission forward, and set it to be ready for NHSN submission
Delete – Invalidate the previous step and return the month to the Start button.
Once the month has been submitted, you will now see a blue Submitted button under the month. You will want to click on the Submitted button again and see 3 more options.
Details – View the antimicrobial breakdown page for the month
Download – Download the CDA file required for NHSN submission.
Delete – Invalidate the data and return the month to the Start button.
Once the file is downloaded, you are now ready to upload your data into NHSN. See the link below for how to submit the data into the NHSN website.