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2010 Texas Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Conference

October 26-27, 2010

The Texas Department of State Health Services hosted an HAI Prevention Conference October 26-27 in Austin. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the latest information regarding HAI prevention in Texas such as patient safety, financial, legal and reporting issues. Collaboration opportunities and demonstrations for intra/inter facilities were also addressed. Invited attendees included CEOs/CFOs for urban and rural hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, infection practitioners, public health officials and others. Conference materials were made available and posted after October 28, 2010. The presentations are available in Power Point or PDF format.

Agenda (172 KB PDF)


Tuesday, October 26

Keynote Address: CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and Its Use in Mandatory Reporting of HAI
Daniel A. Pollock, MD

AIM is for Zero: The Clinical and Financial Case
Ed Septimus, MD

Medicare Programs to Reduce HAI
David S. Nilasena, MD

History of Health Surveillance in America
Monty Waters, JD

The Legal Aspects of HAI and HAI Reporting
Matt Wall, JD


Wednesday, October 27

The Prevention Collaborative, An Overview
Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran, MP

The Integration of an HAI Prevention and Reporting System
Elizabeth Curnow, MPH, MEd, CIC

The Integration of an HAI Prevention and Reporting System
Elicia Greene, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ

The University of Texas Health Center Infection Control Collaborative
Jan Patterson, MD, FACP

Texas Hospital Association Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program Project (CUSP) for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in Hospital Intensive Care Units
Terri Conner, PhD

TMF Health Quality Institute Collaborative: Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)
Becky Heinsohn, RN, CPHQ

Last updated December 14, 2012