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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


Audit Verification Tools


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Beginning in January, 2013, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) began conducting on-site audits to verify the Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) data that facilities are required to report for Texas. The purpose of the audits are to assure the data is complete and accurate but also to assist the facilities in their collection and reporting process. In order for facilities to have better insight into this audit process, the protocol and some of the tools used by the specially trained DSHS employees are posted here. This is intended to help the responsible staff at Texas facilities know what to expect during the audit visit.

CLABSI Data Collection Practices Survey  (pdf)

CLABSI Interview Attendance Sheet (pdf)

CLABSI Verification Form (pdf)

Protocol for Verification (pdf)

Sample Audit Notification to IP (pdf)

Sample Pre-audit CEO letter (pdf)

Surgical Site Infections Data Collection Practices Survey (pdf)

Surgical Site Infections Interview Attendance Sheet (pdf)

Surgical Site Infections Verification Form (pdf)


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Last updated November 18, 2015
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