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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
Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

imagePlease join us in welcoming Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA as the SHEA President in 2015. Dr. Harris is an infectious disease physician, hospital epidemiologist, and tenured professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Harris was the founder of the SHEA Research Network and served as its director from 2009 to 2013.

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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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CDC Report Highlights Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is optimistic about healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the annual National and State Healthcare-associated Infection Progress Report. For the first time, the report details state-specific data about hospital lab-identified methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections.  Findings are based on data submitted by over 14,500 US hospitals through the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Date added: 01/14/15

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Infection Control Preparedness Measures Control Avian Flu in Hong Kong Hospital

A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu. The study was published in the January issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 01/05/15

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