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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
     
Information for Healthcare Professionals

Monitoring and Preventing HAIs

The Nebraska HAI Program is working to prevent HAIs by:

  • Reviewing aggregate National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data reported by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) to the Nebraska HAI Advisory Council. These data are publicly published as Nebraska's progress report on CDC's HAI site.
  • Participating in Nebraska's HAI Advisory Council. The Council meets quarterly and makes recommendations to decrease occurrence of HAIs.
  • Managing the Nebraska NHSN Users Group. Healthcare facilities have an opportunity to voluntarily share HAI data by joining this group. 
  • Mentoring healthcare professionals about NHSN HAI reporting. To learn more about mentoring opportunities, please Contact Us.

Local Education and Resources

For questions about reporting, methods of prevention, and educating staff on HAIs:

SHEA and CDC resources

Antimicrobial Resistance Management

CDC has specific guidance for managing multi-drug resistant organisms in the healthcare setting. To view guidance, visit http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/mdro/mdro_1.html.

Learn more about Antimicrobial Resistance and reporting requirements in Nebraska.   

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship is the overall efforts to encourage appropriate and correct antibiotic prescribing. Learn more about Antibiotic Stewardship
 
 
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