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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
David A Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

imageDavid A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is a geriatrician and faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nace serves as the Director of Long-Term Care (LTC) and Influenza Programs for the Division and is the Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities, a network of 21 LTC facilities located in Western PA. He also serves as the Medical Director of Asbury Heights, a multilevel senior campus located in Mt Lebanon, PA. In his administrative roles, he chairs the UPMC Senior Communities' Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Infection Control Committees.

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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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International Infection Experts Selected to Support Global Efforts to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has announced the 2015 delegation of its International Ambassadors Program, a community of emerging leaders in epidemiology, infection control and prevention from around the globe. Since 2009, SHEA has sponsored more than 78 healthcare professionals from 34 countries to foster international infection prevention and control efforts through education and collaboration.

Date added: 03/09/15

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Infection Control Experts Outline Guidance for Animal Visitations in Hospitals

New expert guidance by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) outlines recommendations for developing policies regarding the use of animals in healthcare facilities, including animal-assisted activities, service animals, research animals and personal pet visitation in acute care hospitals. The guidance was published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of SHEA.

Date added: 03/02/15

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