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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
Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc

imageDr. Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc is a Hospital Epidemiologist and Infectious Disease physician at Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil, and a Phd student at University of São Paulo. She graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in 2004 and completed her residency and training in Infectious Diseases at Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) in 2008.

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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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New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 04/10/15

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Ebola Planning Created Need for Unprecedented Preparedness in Hospitals

Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. The experiences are detailed in two studies published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 04/01/15

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