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  Healthcare Associated Infections Resource Center

Welcome to the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDES) of the Louisiana Office of Public Health's (OPH) Healthcare Associated Infection Resource Center. This page provides information, tools, and resources about preventing and treating healthcare associated infections. Information is also provided regarding state quality improvement initiatives related to healthcare associated infections. 

This plan is the Louisiana Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Initiative. The HAI program allows our state to create a collaborative effort to prevent healthcare associated infections. It includes development of a state plan for preventing healthcare associated infections, development of a monitoring system, and implementation of a prevention program. The HAI grant is focusing on the following healthcare associated infections: 

    - Multiple Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
    - Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)
    - Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
    - Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
    - Surgical site infections (SSI)
    - Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
    - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA)
    - Mediastinitis following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)   
    - Certain orthopedic procedures
    - Bariatric surgery for obesity 

Louisiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative

Health Care Associated Grant 
Health Care Associated Grant Summary 
Definitions
Rates
Presentations

Posters

HAI Surveillance Survey Report


CMS IPPS Rule: July 30, 2010
  

CMS-NHSN Training and Enrollment Site
CMS-1498 and CMS-1498-IFC Full Text

CDC Rule Tips

CMS FY11 HAI Reporting Webinar
 


Quarterly Louisiana HAI Newsletters

Spring 2010
Summer 2010
Fall 2010
Winter 2010 
Spring 2011
HAI Elimination - CDC - April 15, 2011
Summer 2011
Fall 2011
Winter 2011
Spring 2012
Summer 2012
Fall 2012
Winter 2012
Spring 2013

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Winter 2013

NHSN Newsletters

December 2012

 
NHSN Data Import Templates and Presentations

Import Surgeons Template
Patient Import Template
Patient Safety Procedure Data Template
Importing Procedure Data
Operative Procedures

CDC Import Function

 
Statewide NHSN Trainings

September 2013 - Registration Information - Metairie, Alexandria, Shreveport

Questions/Answers From October 2012 NHSN Trainings
OCTOBER 22, 2012 TRAINING VIDEOS
September 20, 2011 Training Videos
2011 NHSN Training Binder
Complete Patient Safety Manual - September, 2010
Full Slides Binder
Getting Started Scheme
CLABSI Reporting Scheme
Conferring RIghts Scheme
CDC Case Studies
AJIC Case Studies
September 20, 2011 Training Videos

 
National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC)

Enrollment
Procedure-Associated Module: Protocols and Definitions
Healthcare Personnel Safety Component
Biovigilance Component
IDES NHSN Quick Guide
ICD-9 Code Sheet     
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Action Plan 

CDC Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recovery Act
The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
HHS Healthcare Associated Infections Web Site
HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections 


Resources for Infection

Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011-CDC
Multi-society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes


Long-Term Care Facilities    (Click for Facilities Page)


Ambulatory Surgical Centers

CDC ASC Home Page  
Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), JAMA 2010 
National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery

 

Preventionists


 
Infection Control Guidelines


Association of Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC)
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC)
MRSA Toolkit
SSI Toolkit
Surgical Improvement Project
Clostridium difficile Toolkit
Collaboration Cookbook
CLABSI Toolkit
CAUTI Toolkit
Conferring Rights Guide
CRE Form

Primary Contact Information

HAI Program: Erica Washington, MPH
Address:
1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 568-8319
Fax: (504) 568-8290
Email: erica.washington@la.gov