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Dev Anderson, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA

Dev Anderson, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA

Dr. Dev Anderson is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2001. He completed his Internal Medicine residency (2004) and Infectious Disease fellowship (2006) at Duke University Medical Center and subsequently received his MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2007.

Date Added: 07/01/2016

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Pet Partners Online “Infection Prevention and Control: Therapy Animal Visitation in Healthcare Settings” Course Endorsed by SHEA

Bellevue, WA  July 7, 2016 – A new online training course for handlers of therapy animals that visit healthcare settings has received the endorsement of the infection prevention medical organization, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). SHEA recommends all animal handlers in healthcare settings participate in a formal training program to address zoonotic diseases and proper hygiene, as defined in the SHEA expert guidance, “Animals in healthcare facilities: recommendations to minimize potential risks.” The guidance addresses the increased presence of animals in acute care hospitals and ambulatory medical settings related to animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities, and research in the context of patient and healthcare provider safety.

Date Added: 07/07/2016

Central Line Infection Prevention Bundles Reduce Number of Deadly Infections in Newborns

Infection prevention bundles, a package of evidence-based guidelines implemented in unison, are effective for reducing central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in critical care newborn infants, according to a new study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The bundle helped reduce the number of lines placed, the duration of time used and the number of infections.

Date Added: 06/13/2016

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