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  • 5/7/24: Taking control of your building's air quality! We've launched a new Ventilation Toolkit to help facilities understand how air flows through their building and steps to take for a healthier environment. Want to see it in action? Watch the video for a visual representation of the toolkit's content.
  • 5/3/24: A new report investigates pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections in the Tri-County area of Oregon in 2021 and 2022.
  • 5/1/24: After increasing Candidemia cases in the last three years, in the Tri County area of Oregon, an updated report shows a decrease in 2023. Candidemia is a blood infection with mortality rates above 40%. Hospitalized people or those with risk factors such as severely weakened immune systems are most at risk.
  • 4/11/24: Read the April 2024 edition of the HAI Chronicle. Sign up for future newsletters.
  • 4/9/24: OHA's Healthcare Associated Infections Program released new Admission Screening Guidance for healthcare facilities. Testing is provided at no cost to facilities. Contact us to get started.
  • 11/23/24: Oregon has implemented new reporting requirements to better track antimicrobial resistance. These include requirements for reporting Candida auris, carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter, and organisms identified as carbapenem-producing organisms by clinical laboratories. In addition to these, OHA is interested in any pan-resistant organism, and health care professionals are asked to report them per OAR 333-018-0015.
  • Project Firstline: Are you interested in learning about infection prevention and control (IPC) training? Please visit our Project Firstline webpage! Project Firstline is a partnership between Oregon Health Authority and the CDC with the goal of supporting Oregon's healthcare workers by providing IPC training materials and curriculum.
  • COVID-19 Guidance for long-term care facilities is posted in the Healthcare Providers and Clinical Laboratories section, under "Clinical and Infection Control Guidance".

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