The Office of Healthcare Quality is soliciting public comment on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections draft tier 2 modules.
The action plan identifies key actions in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Tier 2 expands efforts outside of the acute-care setting into outpatient facilities. Tier 2 modules are draft comprehensive strategies for preventing and reducing healthcare-associated infections in ambulatory surgical centers and end-stage renal disease facilities, as well as a strategy to increase influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel. The modules build upon and are to be included in the existing HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections that focuses on reducing hospital-acquired infections (tier 1).
Comments on the draft tier 2 modules should be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.
Comments are preferred electronically and may be addressed to OHQ@hhs.gov. Written responses should be addressed to Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Healthcare Quality, 200 Independence Ave, S.W., Room 719B, Washington, D.C. 20201, Attention: Draft Tier 2 Modules.