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Saturday, January 7, 2017, 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST.

All Dialysis Component forms (Dialysis Event form and Denominators for Dialysis Event form) for 2017 should NOT be entered into NHSN until AFTER January 7. (This includes CDA via manual import and DIRECT CDA Automation). Instead, please keep a paper or electronic copy of the January events/census and wait to enter these data until NHSN announces the system update has completed.

For a description of the new features and changes occurring in the Dialysis Component with the January system update, see the Dialysis Newsblast Archive website:  www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/newsblasts/index.html

For a paper copy of the Outpatient Dialysis Center Practices Survey, Dialysis Event form, and Denominators for Dialysis Event form, visit the Dialysis Event homepage (under the Data Collections Forms and Instructions tab):  www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/event/index.html

For a paper copy of the new Home Dialysis Practices Survey for facilities that only provide home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, visit the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination homepage (under the Data Collections Forms and Instructions tab):  www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/hcp-vaccination/index.html

Contact the NHSN helpdesk (nhsn@cdc.gov) with ‘Dialysis’ in the subject line, if you have any questions or concerns.