Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. Candida auris can cause severe illness in hospitalized patients and if introduced into the bloodstream can spread throughout the body and cause serious invasive infections which can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, bones, and other parts of the body. As of April 18, 2022, the Nevada Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Program has been investigating C. auris outbreaks in acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities
COVID-19 Training and Information
- COVID-19 in Nevada - webinar for skilled nursing facilities (4/27/2020)
- Featured speaker Kara M. Jacobs Slifka, MD, MPH, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Describe COVID-19, the spread, symptoms, and risk factors
- Discuss the key strategies to prepare long-term care facilities for COVID-19
- Identify infection early
- Prevent spread of COVID-19
- Assess supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and initiate measures to optimize current supply
- Identify and manage severe illness
- Discharge from acute care to skilled nursing
- Slides from webinar presentation
- CDC Webinar Series - COVID-19 Prevention Messages for Long Term Care Staff
- CDC general training: Includes various Infection control and prevention courses, hand hygiene and other standard precautions to prevent health care-associated infections. Attendees can get certificate of attendance. Must search by topic (e.g. infection control).
- CDC Project Firstline: Inside Infection Control - a very simple front-line training which can be applicable to both health care providers and caregivers. This was a new training project started by CDC for infection control practices, attendees can get certificate of attendance. Description and outline at the link below.
Partnering to Heal
Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. This description and video were obtained from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Jerri's Story: A Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Patient Story
Jerri’s story is a short video depicting a tragic illustration of the potential risks posed to patients by an indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention and Control Forms
2017 Annual HAI Caucus