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2014 Compendium Updates are Here!

SHEA is excited to start publishing in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology the updated sections to the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals. The first in the series is an expert guidance...

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection (MERS) in the US

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed by the CDC on May 2, 2014 in a traveler to the United States. This virus is relatively new to humans and was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. CDC has checklists and resourc...

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Looking for information on Antimicrobial Stewardship?

SHEA has just refreshed its Antimicrobial Stewardship pages. Check it out here - http://www.shea-online.org/PriorityTopics/AntimicrobialStewardship.aspx For look at different education programs that are available please visit SHEA’s partner site at h...

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Infectious Diseases Experts Issue Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Attire

New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance wa...

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SHEA Member Spotlight
Robert Duncan, MD, MPH

imageDr. Robert Duncan is Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School in Boston.  He received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MPH (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) from Yale University, and an MD from the University of Connecticut, followed by residency training at New England Deaconess Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Boston City, Boston University, and Boston VA hospitals.  He has been a Senior Staff Physician in Infectious Diseases at Lahey Clinic since 1993 and Hospital Epidemiologist since 1999.  His clinical and research interests include antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, healthcare-associated infections, and the role of staffing in infection prevention.

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Ebola Updates
Ebola Infection Control Resources

SHEA is collecting Ebola Resources from government and members to provide links to all Infection Control related materials. Click "more" below to access the links. If you have something to add to the list, please email kweinshel@shea-online.org.

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Newest Ebola Case in a Health Care Worker Points to Need for Increased Funding for Infection Prevention Programs

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is concerned by recent confirmation of Ebola contracted by a healthcare worker treating an Ebola patient at Texas Presbyterian Hospital.  Our thoughts are with the healthcare worker and her family, as well as the team of healthcare providers at Texas Presbyterian, as they work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services to prevent further spread of the disease.

Date added: 10/14/14

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SHEA Response to Institutions’ Implementation of 2010 Guideline for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Pathogens

Since the 2010 publication of the "SHEA Guideline for the Management of Healthcare Workers Who Are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)" (1), additional strides have been made in the therapy of these three bloodborne pathogens. Effective treatments offer the promise of sustained virologic control, further reducing the already exceedingly small risk of transmission from an infected healthcare provider to a patient. 
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Date added: 10/06/14

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