Indiana HAI Initiatives

May 3, 2010

The state of Indiana does not currently have a statute requiring healthcare-associated infection (HAI) reporting or public disclosure.  The state does, help however, viagra 60mg have two new state initiatives focused on HAIs.  The Indiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative focuses solely on ambulatory surgical centers and pertains to infection control certification survey standards.  The second initiative, the Indiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative, is a two-year collaborative effort, led by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to promote the prevention of HAIs.

The primary target measures selected by ISDH for the HAI initiative are Clostridium Difficile infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.  The target date set for completion of the initiative is December 2011.

References:  Indiana State Department of Health.  Indiana healthcare associated infection initiative (2009); Indiana State Department of Health.  Indiana Plan for the prevention of healthcare associated infections (2010).

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