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Surbhi Leekha MBBS, MPH

Surbhi Leekha MBBS, MPH, is an Infectious Diseases physician, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She devotes most of her professional effort to day-to-day hospital epidemiology practice.

Date Added: 05/01/2016

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New Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines Focus On Practical Advice For Implementation

Preauthorization of broad-spectrum antibiotics and prospective review after two or three days of treatment should form the cornerstone of antibiotic stewardship programs to ensure the right drug is prescribed at the right time for the right diagnosis. These are among the numerous recommendations included in new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases

Date Added: 04/15/2016

Six-Step Hand-Washing Technique Found Most Effective for Reducing Bacteria

New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organization is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers’ hands. The study was published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Date Added: 04/08/2016

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