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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
Aaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS

imageAaron M. Milstone, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an Infectious Diseases consultant and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Chair of the Pediatric Leadership Council of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and serves on multiple national committees and writing groups guiding practices to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and emergence of antibiotic resistance in children.

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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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Using Wash Cloths in Jails Shows Promise for Reducing Costly Infections

New research shows providing detainees wash cloths treated with a skin cleanser could reduce the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria in U.S. jails. Researchers looked at the effect on transmission of S. aureus of using wash cloths treated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) compared with wash cloths with only plain water in detainees at Dallas County Jail.

Date added: 11/25/14

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Superbug in SE Michigan Shows Recent Decline

A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the U.S.

Date added: 11/25/14

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