HAI Resources for Healthcare Workers

General Infection Prevention Resources

Prevention Collaborative in Georgia

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Acute Care Hospitals

  ♦ Hand Hygiene

  ♦ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donning and Doffing

  ♦ Urinary Catheter Appropriate Use, Insertion, and Maintenance

  ♦ Central Venous Catheter Appropriate Use, Insertion, and          Maintenance

Long Term Care

  ♦ General Infection Prevention

  ♦ Healthcare Personnel Safety

  ♦ Hand Hygiene

  ♦ Personal Protective Equipment

  ♦ Antimicrobial Stewardship

  ♦ Urinary Catheters: Appropriate Use, Insertion, and Maintenance

  ♦ Safe Injection and Point of Care Testing Practices

  ♦ Environmental Infection Control


Ambulatory Facilities

Last updated 02/04/2019


TAP Reports

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) report presents healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data to assist facilities in assessing their performance and progress for self-improvement. 2015 was the first year the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) created and sent TAP reports to Georgia facilities. Please click here to use the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy at a State and Facility Level


Georgia Healthcare-Associated Infections Report

Please click here to view the  Georgia Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Report; 2015-2016 .  

This report provides aggregate Georgia HAI data to establish 2013 baselines, to compare state performance to national and state goals, and to measure progress between 2013 and 2014. This report provides data from 125 Georgia facilities on the following HAI:

  1. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  2. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  3. Surgical site infections (SSI) following colon surgery (COLO)
  4. Surgical site infections following abdominal hysterectomy (HYST)
  5. Laboratory-identified (LabID) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) found in the bloodstream
  6. Laboratory-identified Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) found in stool

 Georgia Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Report; January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Last updated 5/8/2018


Georgia HAI Advisory Committee (GHAIAC)

The Georgia HAI Advisory Committee (GHAIAC) is a voluntary committee charged with making recommendations to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on the prevention of HAIs. The committee was created on December 2, 2009 by recommendation of stakeholders and appointed by DPH. The first meeting of the committee was held on June 30, 2010. The committee includes persons with expertise in surveillance, prevention and control of HAIs, healthcare providers, infection preventionists, hospital administrators, healthcare consumers, and physicians with expertise in infectious disease and epidemiology.

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CDI Policy Update - Issued April 22, 2014; Updated January 5, 2018:   GeorgiaHealthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee Policy Statement - Laboratory Diagnosis of Clostridioides difficile for Healthcare Facilities

Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes


 August 31, 2016

 April 27, 2016

 January 27, 2016


 October 28, 2015

 July 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

 January 28, 2015


July 23, 2014

April 24, 2014

 January 22nd, 2014 Meeting


 October 23rd, 2013 Meeting

 July 24th, 2013 Meeting

 April 24, 2013 Meeting

 January 23, 2013 Meeting

Minutes Archive

 GHAIAC Minutes Archive 2010-2012

Last updated 03/08/2018