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  Healthcare Associated Infections Resource Center

Welcome to the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDES) of the Louisiana Office of Public Health's (OPH) Healthcare Associated Infection Resource Center. This page provides information, tools, and resources about preventing and treating healthcare associated infections. Information is also provided regarding state quality improvement initiatives related to healthcare associated infections. 

This plan is the Louisiana Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Initiative. The HAI program allows our state to create a collaborative effort to prevent healthcare associated infections. It includes development of a state plan for preventing healthcare associated infections, development of a monitoring system, and implementation of a prevention program. The HAI grant is focusing on the following healthcare associated infections: 

    - Multiple Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
    - Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)
    - Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
    - Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
    - Surgical site infections (SSI)
    - Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
    - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA)
    - Mediastinitis following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)   
    - Certain orthopedic procedures
    - Bariatric surgery for obesity 

Louisiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative

Health Care Associated Grant 
Health Care Associated Grant Summary 
HAI Surveillance Survey Report

CMS IPPS Rule: July 30, 2010

CMS-NHSN Training and Enrollment Site
CMS-1498 and CMS-1498-IFC Full Text
CDC Rule Tips
CMS FY11 HAI Reporting Webinar 

Quarterly Louisiana HAI Newsletters

Spring 2010
Summer 2010
Fall 2010
Winter 2010 
Spring 2011
HAI Elimination - CDC - April 15, 2011
Summer 2011
Fall 2011
Winter 2011
Spring 2012
Summer 2012
Fall 2012
Winter 2012
Spring 2013
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2013
Spring 2014

National Reports

CDC HAI Progress Report - Louisiana

NHSN Data Import Templates and Presentations

Import Surgeons Template
Patient Import Template
Patient Safety Procedure Data Template
Importing Procedure Data
Operative Procedures

CDC Import Function

Statewide NHSN Trainings

September 2013 - Registration Information - Metairie, Alexandria, ShreveportQuestions/Answers From October 2012 NHSN Trainings
October 22, 2012 Training Videos
September 20, 2011 Training Videos
2011 NHSN Training Binder
Complete Patient Safety Manual - September, 2010
Full Slides Binder
Getting Started Scheme
CLABSI Reporting Scheme
Conferring Rights Scheme
CDC Case Studies
AJIC Case Studies 

National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC)

Procedure-Associated Module: Protocols and Definitions
Healthcare Personnel Safety Component
Biovigilance Component
IDES NHSN Quick Guide
ICD-9 Code Sheet     
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Action Plan 

CDC Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recovery Act
The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
HHS Healthcare Associated Infections Web Site
HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections 

Resources for Infection

Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011-CDC
Multi-society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes

Long-Term Care Facilities                


Ambulatory Surgical Centers

CDC ASC Home Page  
Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), JAMA 2010 
National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery 

Infection Control Guidelines

Association of Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC)
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC)
MRSA Toolkit
SSI Toolkit
Surgical Improvement Project
Clostridium difficile Toolkit
Collaboration Cookbook
CLABSI Toolkit
CAUTI Toolkit
Conferring Rights Guide
CRE Form

Primary Contact Information

HAI Program: Erica Washington, MPH
1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone:(504) 568-8319
Fax: (504) 568-8290