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Oregon hospitals report HAIs using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting tool. This includes the reporting of CLABSIs, certain kinds of SSIs, and several healthcare facility process measures designed to ensure quality and to reduce HAIs.
Ready for Influenza and Norovirus: Key Information for Long-term Care
Facilities (LTCFs)Webinar Recording: Provides information about influenza and norovirus
symptoms, modes of transmission, and strategies to prevent spread. Introduces
and explains a new law promoting recognition, reporting, and control of disease
outbreaks in LTCFs. Reviews current recommendations from Oregon Health
Authority regarding transfer of recovering influenza and norovirus patients
from hospitals to LTCFs.
MDRO stands for multidrug-resistant organism. An MDRO causes human disease which has acquired antibiotic resistance, as listed and defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 (pdf).
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