Communication

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The VDH HAI Program is dedicated to providing timely education and communication to healthcare facility staff regarding HAI prevention and surveillance.


Our HAI newsletter (HAI High Sign) is published on a regular basis and distributed electronically to hospital infection preventionists, key stakeholders from other healthcare facilities and membership organizations, as well as health department staff.

To sign up for the newsletter, click here

2018 Newsletters (Volume 9)

2017 Newsletters (Volume 8)

2016 Newsletters (Volume 7)

2015 Newsletters (Volume 6)

2014 Newsletters (Volume 5)

2013 Newsletters (Volume 4)

2012 Newsletters (Volume 3)

2011 Newsletters (Volume 2)

2010 Newsletters (Volume 1)

Upcoming Training Opportunities


Past Education/Training Opportunities

  • May 11, 2018: Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy (webinar) (slides)
  • April 13, 2018: Surveillance of Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms in Virginia and 2018 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Updates (webinar) (slides)
  • October 12-13, 2017: APIC Virginia Annual Educational Conference
  • February – April 2016: Surveillance Strategies for Success (webinar series) 
    • Part 1: What's New in NHSN for 2016 (webinar) – February 2016 (slides)
    • Part 2: Using the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy  (webinar) – March 2016 (slides)
    • Part 3: 2016 Annual Training Updates – CLABSI, CAUTI (webinar) – April 2016 (slides)
    • Part 4: Annual Training Updates – SSI, CDI (webinar) – April 2016 (slides)
    • To access any of the web recordings, join HQI's online community
  • December 11, 2014: NHSN Surveillance: What’s New for 2015 (webinar)
    • To access the slides, click here. To access the web recording, click here.
  • March 13, 2013: NHSN Surveillance: What’s New for 2013 (webinar)
    • Presented by Andrea Alvarez and Carol Jamerson, Virginia Department of Health
    • To access the slides, click here
  • September 26, 2012:Overview of the NHSN Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Module and Reporting Requirements (webinar)
    • Presented by Andrea Alvarez, Virginia Department of Health
    • To access the slides, click here. To access the audio from the webinar, click here
  • May 3, 2012: SIR 201: Calculating the SIR, Generating Reports, and Presenting the Data (webinar)
    • Presented by Dana Burshell, Virginia Department of Health
    • To access the slides, click here. To access the audio from the webinar, click here.
  • April 19, 2012: SIR 101: Interpretation and Public Reporting (webinar)
    • Presented by Dana Burshell, Virginia Department of Health & Bonita Allen, Parham Doctors’ Hospital
    • To access the slides, click here. To access the audio from the webinar, click here.
  • March 21, 2012:How to Use the Successful Strategies for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care Toolkit (webinar)
    • To access the slides, click here
  • November 2, 2011: Panel discussion on urinary tract infection assessment, treatment, and prevention, Virginia Beach (for participants of the UTI prevention collaborative)
    • To access the slides from the presentations or audio, click here
  • October 20, 2011: Successful Strategies for Infection Prevention in Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes, Virginia Beach (for assisted living facilities and nursing homes)
  • October 4, 2011: Successful Strategies for Infection Prevention for Inspectors, Richmond (for facility inspectors from the VDH Office of Licensure and Certification and the Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs)
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Other Education/Training Resources