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Oregon HAI Activities
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Healthcare-Associated Infections

Oregon has a number of national and state-level activities focused on understanding and reducing the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections (HAI).

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.

Oregon a Leader in Preventing HAIs: See CDC Report
The CDC’s latest HAI Progress Report shows Oregon continues to be a leader in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Oregon is lowering costs, increasing quality of care, and achieving the Triple Aim through collaborative work among our hospitals, public health partners, the Patient Safety Commission and others. Work continues to prevent these potentially deadly infections. 

See Oregon's progress report (pdf)

Read the full CDC Report (pdf, 21MB)

Learn more at this CDC website

Oregon HAI ReportOregon HAI Report

The Oregon Health Authority's Healthcare-Associated Infections Program 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 2009-2012 Oregon HAI 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.

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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 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 Reporting
The Oregon Health Authority provides oversight and support for the mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections in Oregon hospitals.
HAI Data Validation Activities
Data validation ensures that the mandatory reporting of HAIs is complete and accurate. State employees independently audit hospital medical records to validate HAIs.
Multi-Hospital Collaborative
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission convenes healthcare-associated infection (HAI) Prevention Collaboratives, which champion evidence-based prevention strategies aimed at reducing HAIs in Oregon.