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FDA Final Guidance on Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices

The FDA published a final guidance on reprocessing reusable medical devices . This guidance is a step toward further reducing the risk of patient infection by providing manufacturers with recommendations to validate their reprocessing instructions to...

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Inaugural Foundation Dinner at SHEA Spring 2015

During the SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention in Orlando, Florida, SHEA will be hosting a SHEA Research and Education Foundation inaugural dinner. The ticketed event will take place the evening of Thursday, May 14, 2015. SHEA has invited se...

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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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SHEA Member Spotlight
Susan Huang, MD MPH

imageSusan Huang, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine Health.

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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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Diagnostic Errors Linked to High Incidence of Incorrect Antibiotic Use

New research finds that misdiagnoses lead to increased risk of incorrect antibiotic use, threatening patient outcomes and antimicrobial efficacy, while increasing healthcare costs. The study was published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Date added: 05/18/15

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APIC and SHEA statement on FDA proposed rule on safety and effectiveness of healthcare antiseptic products

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) issued the following statement in response to release of a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relative to healthcare antiseptic products.

Date added: 04/30/15

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