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IDWeek Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop: Best Practices

Tuesday, October 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SHEA encourages interested participants to sign up to attend this pre-meeting workshop at IDWeek. The workshop will cover topics on effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and implementation interventions, st...

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White House Hosting Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the White House is convening a Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship—the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to e...

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Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship

This online educational course offers any Infectious Diseases practitioner an opportunity to learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Written by adult and pediatric experts in the field, case-base...

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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.

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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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SHEA Member Spotlight
John M. Boyce, MD

imageJohn M. Boyce, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and retired in May 2015 from his position as Director of Epidemiology and Infection Control at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his MD degree from University of Washington School of Medicine, completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Herman Hospital in Houston, and obtained his training in epidemiology in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.  He served as an academic councilor, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and as president of SHEA in 1999.  He served as hospital epidemiologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI and Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven before accepting his position at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2012.

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Best Practices Highlighted to Prevent Infections During Laundry Process of Healthcare Textiles

Proper laundering and handling are important in achieving and maintaining the hygienically-clean quality of healthcare fabrics and textiles delivered to the point of care, according to a new review that highlights evidence-based strategies to inhibit potentially serious contamination. The review, based on findings and recommendations from peer-reviewed studies, as well as current standards and guidelines, is published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Date added: 06/18/15

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Whole Genome Sequencing Found to Rapidly Enhance Infection Control

Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention to stop the spread of infection, according to a study published today. The findings, based on the examination of an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an Australian neonatal unitappear in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Date added: 06/08/15

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