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FDA Alert and CDC Practical Guidance about Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices

SHEA has been asked by CDC to notify our members regarding Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) infections associated with heater-cooler devices. Please see the CDC practical guidance on this topic below.

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White House Hosting Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the White House is convening a Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship—the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to e...

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Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship

This online educational course offers any Infectious Diseases practitioner an opportunity to learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Written by adult and pediatric experts in the field, case-base...

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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.

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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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SHEA Member Spotlight
Carol Kauffman, MD

imageDr Kauffman is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, attended medical school at the University of Michigan, where she also trained in Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow in Infectious Diseases at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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Antiseptic Baths to Prevent Infections Deemed Effective for Long-Term Use

Long-term use antiseptic soap in bathing critically ill patients to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) did not cause high levels of resistance in bacteria on the patients’ skin, according to a new study published online inInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 02/02/16

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U.S. Capability for Treating Ebola Outbreak Appears Sufficient but Limited

The United States has sufficient capacity for treating another outbreak of the Ebola virus, but financial, staffing and resource challenges remain a hurdle for many hospitals and health systems attempting to maintain dedicated treatment centers for highly infectious diseases, according to new study released today. The research was published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 12/09/15

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