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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
Richard Platt, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA

imageRichard Platt, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA, is professor and chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. A fellow of SHEA and IDSA, Dr. Platt has extensive experience in developing systems for using electronic health information to support healthcare associated infection practice and research, public health surveillance, medical product safety assessments, comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, and quality improvement programs. Dr. Platt leads a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenter, a collaborative research program of research in infection control and prevention.

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Infection Control Experts Announce Recommendations to Reduce Overuse in Medicine

October 1, 2015,  the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), released a list of five practices to avoid for better infection prevention and control and safer care as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. The recommendations can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.

Date added: 10/01/15


Dominant Strain of Drug-Resistant MRSA Decreases in Hospital Settings But Persists in the Broader Community

The incidence of the most common strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has decreased in hospital-onset cases, but has failed to decline in the broader community, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Date added: 09/16/15


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