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EOH 656 Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections 3.0 Credits

This course will cover surveillance for healthcare associated infections (HAIs), including use of standardized definitions, public health reporting requirements for HAIs, and tracking and monitoring infections in healthcare to prevent and respond to nosocomial outbreaks. Important concepts include the use and evaluation of electronic surveillance tools, standardized definitions established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and the development, use, and evaluation of surveillance plans. Students will learn about how to define, monitor, and report infection data as well as data analysis tools used to compare healthcare data both for internal and external benchmarking and performance metrics.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EOH 651 [Min Grade: C] and EOH 655 [Min Grade: C]

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