Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Workshop
Sunday, June 22, 2014: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
209 (Nashville Convention Center)

This pre-conference workshop is geared toward HAI Coordinators, HAI Program Managers, and health department staff that are currently engaged or interested in HAI prevention and response activities.  The workshop will be interactive and health departments will share their experiences through presentations and facilitated dialogue.  The sessions will include brief presentations and discussions on topics to address detection, response and prevention of infections.


By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of how HAI prevention efforts can be enhanced, while working to eliminate HAIs across the continuum of care. 

8:00 AM
Accessing and analyzing data to promote prevention
  • Models for accessing data

  • Cumulative attributable difference (CAD)

  • Targeted assessment for prevention reports (TAP)

9:00 AM
Using data to target infection-specific prevention efforts
  • Methods and strategies for using data to focus prevention efforts

10:00 AM

10:30 AM
Antimicrobial stewardship activities
  • State Health Departments:  Conveners, Advisors

    • Establishing and enhancing an AS program

    • Reaching out to and into facilities

  • Core elements of hospital stewardship programs

    • Interventions to optimize antibiotic use

    • Monitoring stewardship: Finding what fits 

      • Facility assessments

      • Point prevalence surveys

      • Antimicrobial use surveillance / AU module and DDD

12:00 PM
Lunch on your own

1:15 PM
Connecting with partners for prevention
  • Communicating efforts at state level with partners (e.g., QIOs and HEN)

  • Strategies on how to communicate with policy-makers

  • State examples of successful partnering/coordination

2:15 PM

2:30 PM
Outpatient settings policy options
  • Licensing, accreditation, and certification

  • Investigation authorities and reporting requirements

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