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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


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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

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 December 21, 2012
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