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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Oregon

Oregon HAI Activities

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, and a patient safety commission adapting evidence-based HAI prevention strategies aimed at reducing HAIs. Oregon also has multiple research projects to determine overall HAI prevalence, to make HAI surveillance easier for hospitals, and to monitor specific HAI pathogens.

2016 Annual Report

The 2016 HAI Annual Report includes data reported to OHA by 61 hospitals and 60 dialysis facilities. Oregon hospitals outperformed national averages for HAIs, but more work needs to be done to prevent CLABSIs, Clostridium difficile infections and certain surgical site infections.

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Lunch and Learn Webinars

This is an educational webinar series for health care providers, laboratories and facilities.

About HAIs

HAIs are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and are often associated with medical devices.

HAI Reporting

The Oregon Health Authority provides oversight and support for the mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections in Oregon hospitals.

HAI Surveillance

As a part of Oregon's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) we conduct active population-based surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, as well as broad studies of HAI prevalence and methods to improve HAI surveillance.

HAI Validation

Data validation ensures that the mandatory reporting of HAIs is complete and accurate. State employees independently audit hospital medical records to validate HAIs.

HAI Prevention

Learn about Oregon's prevention efforts.


Safe Injections: One and Only Campaign

Most healthcare providers practice safe injections, but unsafe practices do occur and can cause serious harm. The "One & Only" campaign is raising awareness with patients about safe injection practices.

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