education sessions throughout Pennsylvania during the implementation of
the PHC4-HAI collection initiative.
-- Ms. Weand was nominated as a representative of the Pennsylvania
Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4).
Linda Winston, MSN, CIC
Infection Control Officer
Altoona Regional Health System
-- Ms. Winston has seven years of experience in Infection Control, is a
member of APIC, and maintains Certification in Infection Control (CIC).
She is currently the Infection Control Officer for a 300-bed healthcare
system where she developed a total house surveillance system. She has
developed infection control screening and educational programs and
successfully implemented the IHI infection control bundles in her
institution. She recently conducted a seminar on active surveillance of
Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA).
-- Ms. Winston was nominated as a Rural Hospital Representative.
Responsibilities of the Advisory Panel
The role of the Advisory Panel will be to provide advice and guidance to the Authority in the implementation of the Healthcare-Associated Infection legislation (Act 52 of 2007). The role of the Advisory Panel includes providing guidance to the Authority and other state agencies on:
-- HAI reporting requirements for various healthcare settings
-- Plans for analyzing infection-related data from covered healthcare
-- Evidence-based practices in the control and prevention of HAIs
-- Educational needs for various types of facilities and healthcare
-- Reviewing infection-related Advisory content
-- Methods for calculating statewide and national HAI rates
-- Reasonable goals for HAI reduction
-- Others as identified over time
The Authority anticipates that membership on the Advisory Panel
|SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority|
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