Communication and Education


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


Newsletters

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.

Newsletters - 2017 (Vol 8)


Newsletters - 2016 (Vol 7)


Newsletters - 2015 (Vol 6)


Newsletters - 2014 (Vol 5)


Newsletters - 2013 (Vol 4)


Newsletters - 2012 (Vol 3)


Newsletters - 2011 (Vol 2)


Newsletters- 2010 (Vol 1)


 


Upcoming Education/Training Opportunities

  • To be announced

 


 


Past Education/Training Opportunities

  • 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 VHQC’s online community, Ning.
  • 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 or the audio from the webinar, 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 or 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 or 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 or 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 10, 2011: The Epidemic of Infection Prevention: Pass It On!, Richmond (for acute care and long-term care facilities)
    • November 10, 2011: The ARRA of Infection Prevention – Andrea Alvarez, Virginia Department of Health (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: On the CUSP Journey: Sentara CarePlex Hospital – Gail Rudder, Sentara CarePlex Hospital (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: VHQC Medical Quality Improvement Focus: Healthcare-Associated Infections and More – Sallie Cook, VHQC (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Collaborative – David Abraham, Beth Sholom Village (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: Coordinating with the Community for Outbreak Response – Lillian Peake, Virginia Department of Health (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: The Key to Successful Transition of Care: A Team Approach – Jane Lewis, Danville Regional Medical Center (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention – Thomas Kerkering, Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: Surveillance and National Healthcare Safety Network Surgical Site Infection Tips – Dana Burshell, Virginia Department of Health (Burshell_Surveilance and NHSN SSI Tips)
    • November 10, 2011: Surgical Site Infection Surveillance: National Healthcare Safety Network Procedure-Associated Module – Eve Giannetta, University of Virginia Health System; Kathy Bailey, Centra Health; and Janis Ober, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: The Power of Surveillance in Long-Term Care Facilities – Martha Harris, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: All About Surgical Site Infection Surveillance: Lessons Learned from the SSI Surveillance Pilot, SSI Mini Grant Program, and the Data Presentation Collaborative – Andrea Alvarez, Virginia Department of Health and Jacqueline Butler, Sentara Healthcare (presentation)
    • November 10, 2011: Long-Term Care: Infection Prevention Updates and Best Practices – Carol Jamerson, Virginia Department of Health and Dottie Torrey, American Healthcare (presentation)
  • 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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