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The first speaker was Kathy Allen-Bridson, RN BSN CIC who is a Nurse Consultant at CDC's NHSN. She gave an excellent talk describing how to apply NHSN definitions. She, Marc Wright (one of the conference organizers), Joan Hebden, Gloria Morrell and Teresa Horan have published a series of cases studies that aid IPs in the application of NHSN definitions of HAIs. The first three of these have appeared in the June, September and October issues of APIC. (scroll down to the Special Article section) I do think that these should be free to everyone and not require a membership or subscription, especially given the large role that CDC had in creating these vignettes.