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UPDATED ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

About Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

Section Header Image: New in 2019!

FOR ALL REPORTERS:

Single cases of pan-nonsusceptible organisms, unusual resistance mechanisms, or any other emerging or unusual pathogens were added as events of urgent public health concern. For a complete updated list of all 2019 Reportable Diseases, please visit this page: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/reportable-diseases.html.

FOR HOSPITALS ONLY:

Reporting antibiotic use in acute care hospitals through the National Healthcare Safety Network’s Antibiotic Use and Resistance Module will be required beginning in January 1, 2021. This will be a phased-in approach based on hospital bed size.  As this requirement will require some planning for hospitals to implement, the Tennessee Department of Health is advising of this future requirement several years in advance to allow adequate preparation. (For more information: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/AUR_Supplemental_Final_10172018.pdf)

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are acquired by patients during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. HAIs are one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Both surveillance and prevention activities are vital in reducing the number of patients affected by HAIs.

In Tennessee, hospitals and long-term acute care facilities are required to reporting certain HAIs to the Tennessee Department of Health through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

For detailed information on reporting requirements, please select from the list below:

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