This form is used to report any HAI/AR-related event/clusters or organism(s) to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Upon your submission, an epidemiologists will contact you for further information within 24 hours. If you do not receive a call or email, please call 402-471-7043 or 531-530-7407. Any information shared here is confidential.

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they are receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities. Furthermore any increase in the incidence of specific infections beyond expectations or unexplained deaths possibly due to unidentified infectious causes can also be reported using this form.

***For those who are required to report to the state (i.e., laboratories, healthcare personnel), this tool is not a substitute for reporting mandatory reportable disease/illness to the state. Please report according to the requirements as specified by Nebraska Reportable Disease title 173 regulations and inform your local health department if required in addition to using the reporting system.

These are the most common HAI/AR organisms: Acinetobacter (all species), Burkholderia cepacia, Candida auris, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (suspected or confirmed), Citrobacter species, Clostridioides difficile, ESBL-producing Enterobacterales, Gram-negative bacteria, Hepatitis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS), Influenza, Klebsiella species, Legionellosis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), Norovirus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia species, Staphylococcus aureus, Tuberculosis (TB), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, and Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

For clarification on Reporting Communicable Diseases please click this link: https://www.nebraska.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-173/Chapter-01.pdf

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