October 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Moreton Building, Room 100
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin Texas,


Webcasting Available

  1. Call to Order - Dr. Ed Septimus
    1. Roll Call - John Chacón
    2. Logistics Announcements - John Chacón
  2. Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Ed Septimus
  3. Approval of Minutes from July 19th Meeting* - Dr. Ed Septimus
  4. Program Staffing Update - Shawn Tupy & Jennifer Vinyard
  5. 2019 Healthcare Safety Advisory Committee Meeting Dates - Shawn Tupy & Jennifer Vinyard
  6. Healthcare Safety Conference Topics - Susana Baumann
  7. Antibiotic Stewardship Program and Activities - Dr. Michael Fischer
  8. Preventable Adverse Events (PAE) - Jennifer Vinyard
    1. Revised Definition and Guidance document
    2. Revised FAQ document
    3. Institute of Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
  9. National Quality Forum (NQF) Update - Dr. Ed Septimus
  10. HAI Investigation Team
    1. 2019 ELC Grant Activities - Bobbiejean Garcia
    2. Klebsiella aerogenes - Bobbiejean Garcia
    3. ARLN Related Educational Material - Thi Dang
  11. Lunch
  12. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Reporting and Auditing - Jennifer Vinyard
    1. Changes to public report
    2. Data use agreement process with NHSN
  13. HAI Validation - Lynda Watkins
  14. Legislative Report Draft Review* - Candace Campbell & Jennifer Vinyard
  15. Regional HAI Updates - Regional HAI Epidemiologists
  16. Public Comment(s) - John Chacón
  17. Adjournment

*Denotes possible action items

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting. Agenda items may be taken in any order at the discretion of the Chair.

The Committee accepts public comment at meetings. Persons wishing to address the Committee must complete a registration form at the reception desk before the start of the meeting. The Committee observes a three-minute time limit per speaker on public comments.

For additional information about the meeting, contact Shawn Tupy, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 1960, Austin, Texas 78754, 512-776-7676, or at HAITEXAS@dshs.texas.gov. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Anne Mosher, Department of State Health Services, telephone (512) 776-2780, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

This meeting is intended to be webcast. To access the webcast, please refer to the Texas Health and Human Services website at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings on the day and time of the meeting and click on the “Moreton M-100 Live” blue tab.