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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
Walter C. Hellinger, MD

imageWalter C. Hellinger, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  He has served as the hospital epidemiologist and chair of infection prevention and control at Mayo Clinic in Florida, since 1991, where he has also served as the co-director of the antibiotic stewardship program since 1997.

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Complex Hospital Infection Data Confuses Consumers

Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 11/23/15


Antibiotic-Preserving Strategies Must Be Implemented to Battle Resistance

Modern medicine is largely dependent on the efficacy of antibiotics and other antimicrobials.  Yet, the ability to treat infections successfully with antibiotics is hampered by resistance due to their overuse and misuse.  Well-documented and properly coordinated strategies like stewardship of antibiotics, expanded surveillance of antibiotic resistance, as well as investment in new drug development and diagnostic testing can work to reverse this alarming trend.  The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is pleased to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners in "Get Smart about Antibiotics Week" to raise awareness of strategies and programs to address antibiotic resistance.

Date added: 11/16/15


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