The Healthcare-Associated Infections Program in the Acute & Communicable Disease Prevention Section of the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division has released the 2009-2012 annual report on Healthcare Acquired Infections from 60 Oregon healthcare facilities. The report covers eleven mandatory reporting elements, including nine potential infections acquired while receiving care for other medical conditions. The report includes summary data for the state and individual data sheets for the 60 Oregon acute care hospitals. Read the report (PDF).
Communication During Patient Transfer of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
The new rule “Communication during Patient Transfer of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms” OAR 333-019-0052 sets patient safety expectations about timely communication between healthcare facilities about multidrug-resistant organisms or pathogens that warrant Transmission-based Precautions. Learn more...
2012-2013 Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Report Released
Healthcare facilities are required to report influenza vaccination, documented contraindication, and informed declination rates for staff in accordance with ORS 442.851, notes following, and OARs 333-018-0000 through 333-018-0145.
All facilities, even if using NHSN, must complete a survey to fulfill Oregon specific reporting requirements.
Read the report (PDF).
Oregon CRE Toolkit
Not sure what CP-CRE is? Check out the Oregon CRE Toolkit!! (pdf)
The Oregon CRE Toolkit is designed as a practical working document
to aid the health care workforce groups most predictably involved in the
detection, treatment, and prevention of CRE in Oregon, namely infectious
diseases physicians, health care epidemiologists, infection preventionists,
nurses, and microbiologists.
Oregon has a number of national and state-level activities focused on understanding and reducing the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
These include mandated reporting of high risk HAIs, validation of reported data, a multi-hospital collaborative adapting evidence-based HAI prevention strategies aimed at reducing HAIs, and multiple research projects, including determination of overall HAI prevalence, how to make HAI surveillance easier for hospitals, and surveillance of specific pathogens that are of particular concern as HAIs.