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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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Infectious Diseases Experts Issue Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Attire

New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance wa...

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SHEA Member Spotlight
Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, FSHEA, Columbia University Medical Center and NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

imageDr. Lisa Saiman, is a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Salman's primary research and clinical interests are the infectious disease and microbiology issues in people with cystic fibrosis and healthcare-acquired infections, multidrug-resistant pathogens, and antimicrobial stewardship, particularly as related to infants hospitalized in the neonatal ICU.  Dr. Saiman has been selected as the SHEA Lectureship at IDWeek 2014, presenting on October 10, 2014: 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

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Ebola Updates
Ebola Infection Control Resources

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).  As cases in the United States make headlines, we wanted to share some resources for SHEA Members that will be helpful.  SHEA supports CDC's Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations and requests that members send any suggestions or concerns to us so that we can work with CDC as this situation evolves.

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SHEA Applauds California for Mandating Antimicrobial Stewardship in State's Hospitals

Recognizing the need to address inappropriate antibiotic use as a major driver of antibiotic resistance, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the state of California for stepping up and mandating hospitals in the state implement an Antimicrobial Stewardship policy and develop a physician-supervised, multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship committee by July 2015.  SHEA in particular would like to recognize California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) for championing this cause and authoring the legislation (S.B. 1311).

Date added: 09/30/14

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SHEA Supports National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) welcomes  President Obama's Executive Order released  last week.  The order creates a National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and announced of a $20 million prize to facilitate the development of rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests to identify highly resistant bacteria sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and the Food and Drug Administration. SHEA believes there is no greater threat to modern medicine than losing the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Date added: 09/22/14

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