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Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee meets March 20

March 15, 2019

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

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. The public can also attend via webinar.

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.

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.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Diane Roy at 971-673-1093, 711 TTY, diane.m.roy@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting. ​

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OHA External Relations

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PHD.Communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

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Roza Tammer

OHA Public Health

971-673-1074
roza.p.tammer@dhsoha.state.or.us

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