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News Release
Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee meets March 20 - 03/15/19

March 15, 2019

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-239-6483, PHD.Communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee meets March 20

What: The quarterly public meeting of the Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee (HAIAC).

Agenda: Logistics update; general HAI Program updates; multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) toolkit: content and implementation; antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities (LTCFs); OHA National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting requirement review; discussion on topics for future meetings and reports; and public comment.

When: March 20, 1-3 p.m., with a 10-minute public comment period at 2:55 p.m.; comments are limited to five minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. A webinar is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7176971287507746817.

OHA provides oversight and support for the mandatory reporting of health care-associated infections in Oregon via the HAI Program. The HAI Program convenes its advisory board on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the board is to make recommendations to OHA regarding infection measures reportable by health care facilities.

Meeting materials including the agenda are available on the advisory board's webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/COMMUNICABLEDISEASE/HAI/PREVENTION/Pages/meetings.aspx.

Program contact: Roza Tammer, 971-673-1074, oza.p.tammer@dhsoha.state.or.us">roza.p.tammer@dhsoha.state.or.us

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