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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data contained in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report, “Emergency Department Visits for Sports and Recreation-Related (SRR) Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Among Children – United States, 2010–2016.”

Some of the data includes:

  • An estimated 283,000 children seek care in US emergency departments each year for a sports-or recreation-related TBI
  • Contact sports contributed to nearly half (45 percent) of the SRR-TBI visits examined
  • The activities with the highest number of SRR-TBI visits included: football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities, and soccer
  • Males and children aged 10–14 and 15–17 were most likely to sustain an SRR-TBI

The report includes prevention efforts and strategies to reduce the risk for SRR-TBI, including but not limited to limiting player-to-player collisions through rule changes, teaching strategies to reduce opportunities for head impacts, and using pre-participation athletic examinations to identify athletes at increased risk for TBI.

The CDC has many resources available, including:

Contact Melissa Dehoff, RCPA Director of Rehabilitation Services, with questions.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that due to system issues, the February submission deadline for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality reporting program (QRP) data submitted via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) has been extended to May 15, 2017.

The deadline has been extended for the following IRF quality reporting programs, measures, and reporting programs:

May 15, 2017 IRF QRP for Quarter 3 2016

  • CDC NHSN Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Measures for quarter 3 2016
    • Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

CMS is granting this extension to provide facilities additional time to submit quality reporting data and run applicable reports to ensure accurate submission. For further assistance regarding the IRF & long-term care hospitals (LTCH) quality reporting programs and policy information, visit the IRF Quality Reporting Data Submission Deadlines web page.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used health care-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. CDC is implementing a new national baseline for HAI’s that are reported to NHSN. On Saturday, December 10, 2016, NHSN users will be able to run standardized infection ratios for 2015 and 2016 under both the old baseline and the new baseline. Data for 2017 and forward will be available under the new baseline only.

A webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST, and will include CDC providing an overview of the new HAI models as they relate to inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). Also to be discussed is the reason HAI data contained within the IRF preview reports may not align with the data in NHSN for the same target period. Registration is required to participate in the webinar; there is no fee to register.