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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616



Resources for Infection Preventionists

Infection Control Manual for ASC

Antibiogram, 2012

Verification Audit Tools

Infection Preventionist 

HAI Training Materials for Texas Reporting

Texas HAI Reporting and Validation Webinars - Below are two 30 minute webinars (one targeted to Texas Local and Regional Health Departments and one for Texas Healthcare Facilities) that review the Texas (HAI) reporting process and current and future plans for validating these data.

Introduction to TXHSN HAI Users Guide (PDF Powerpoint) December 2015

Introduction to TxHSN: PAE & HAI Users Guide (PDF PowerPoint) December 2015

HAI Reporting Update, October 2013 (PDF)

Mandatory Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections in Texas (PDF) Fall 2011

TxHSN Facilities Error Report: Explanation of Error Types (PDF)

Getting Started with NHSN and TxHSN (PDF) 124 KB

Texas General Hospital Confer Rights Instructions (PDF) May 2014

Texas ASC Confer Rights Instructions (PDF) May 2014

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN

NHSN Enrollment Instructions (PDF)

Surveillance Reporting

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Training and Enrollment Requirements for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program

UPDATED: The Association for Prevention of Infection and Control (APIC) is providing free NHSN reporting training. The following contains the content of the training sessions.

NHSN Training Slides Part 1 (PDF, 9,399 KB)

NHSN Training Slides Part 2 (PDF, 9,911 KB)

NOTE: The CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion has endorsed the DSHS/APIC NHSN training as meeting the requirements for a face-to-face NHSN training. The CDC NHSN Program recommends you also review their training sessions (, especially for those protocols and topics which may not have been covered during CDC-endorsed trainings. When registering as a user of NHSN, you may enter the date of the CDC-endorsed training you attended as the training completion date.

Incomplete/Missing Alerts Instructional Guide (PDF, 130 MB)

How to Report Zero CLABSI (PDF)

How to Report Zero Surgical or SSI Events (PDF)

ICU Type Definitions   

Texas National Healthcare Safety Network Course:

Using Excel to Import Knee Surgical Denominators (PDF)       

NHSN spreadsheet example (XML, 61 KB) 

Healthcare Facility HAI Reporting Requirements to CMS via NHSN-Current and Proposed Requirements (PDF)

HAI Related Acronyms

HAI - health care-associated infection 

CLABSI - central line-associated bloodstream infection 

NHSN - National Healthcare Safety Network 

ASC - ambulatory surgical center 

DSHS - Department of State Health Services 

LTAC - long-term acute care (facility) 

ICU - intensive care unit 

CCU - critical care unit 

IP - infection preventionist 

SSI - surgical site infection 

RSV - respiratory syncytial virus 

PAE - preventable adverse event 

CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

CABGs - coronary artery bypass grafts 

IPPS - Inpatient Prospective Payment System 

NICU - neonatal intensive care unit 

ICD-9-CM - International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Clinical Modification 

SIR - standardized infection ratio 

DHQP- Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion 

APIC - Association for Prevention of Infection and Control 

MRSA - methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus

MDRO - multi drug resistant organisms 

CDI - clostridium difficile infection 

SHEA - The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 

VAE - ventilator-associated event 

VAP- ventilator-associated pneumonia 

HAI Related Resources

Sepsis Alliance

American Health Quality Association

HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Joint Commission

The National Coalition on Health Care

National Health Care Safety Network (NHSN)

National Quality Forum

Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapter 200 (Health Care-Associated Infections)

Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 98 (PDF, 75 KB)

Texas Hospital Association


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Last updated August 6, 2016