CME Credit for ICHE Reviewers

 
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CME Credit for ICHE Reviewers

 

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CME Credit Guidelines for ICHE Manuscript Reviewers

Needs Assessment Statement

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has a responsibility to maintain an ongoing knowledge and understanding of the most current issues in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention, thus ensuring physicians and other healthcare practitioners are providing the highest standards of patient care. One method of maintaining that standard is through the manuscript review process. Review of manuscripts being considered for publication in SHEA’s journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) provides a platform for reviewers to refine their skills in performing critical analysis of the literature. Such review ultimately increases the quality of the published science by ensuring assessment based on expert perspectives from practice and via a mechanism free from conflict of interest. 

Target Audience

The target audience is physicians in clinical practice, research and public health, who are active in multidisciplinary fields, including infectious disease, internal medicine, healthcare epidemiology, microbiology, and pediatrics.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in performing critical analyses of the medical literature and knowledge of current issues and developments in epidemiology and infection prevention.
  • Conduct an appropriate review of the literature related to the proposed manuscript and, when available, a review of the evidence-based clinical data related to the proposed manuscript.
  • Prepare a confidential review without conflict of interest.
  • Produce a standardized, concise, constructive and timely evaluation that is balanced and objective avoiding any personal comments.
  • Synthesize the review of literature with a thorough review of the proposed manuscript thereby identifying its strengths and areas needing improvement prior to publication.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHEA designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ with a maximum of 15 credits per year. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Information

In compliance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, anyone in a position to influence content is required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics addressed in this meeting. On the basis of disclosed information, SHEA identifies and resolves all conflicts of interest before delivery of content. Presenters are also required to disclose any mention of off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Editor-in-Chief

Suzanne F. Bradley, MD

  •  Consultant:  Merck

Deputy Editor

Carol A. Kauffman, MD

  • Researcher:  Merck
  • Other: Chair  DSMB, Merck
  • Other: Chair  Data Adjudication Committee, Pfizer

Managing Editor

Rob Blixt

  • No financial relationships to report.

Associate Editor(s)

Carol Chenoweth, MD

  • No financial relationships to report.

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD

  • Research: 3M, Cubist,  Astra-Zeneca

David Weber, MD, MPH

  • Consultant: Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Clorox, Sanofi-Aventis, Germitec & Ortho-McNeill
  • Speakers Bureau: Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Clorox, Sanofi-Aventis, Germitec & Ortho-McNeill

Measured Outcomes (Knowledge)

Results are measured through learner self-report in the activity evaluation and through objective observation by the supervising associate editors who assure the review meets CME requirements.

Content Validation Statement 

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contradictions in the care of patients; AND/OR All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Responsibility of the Editors

The Editor-in-Chief directs and supervises the policies of the ICHE journal and is responsible for maintaining its scientific and literary quality. The Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors are responsible for ensuring that all authors receive confidential, expert, critical, and unbiased reviews of their work in a timely fashion. The editors and members of the editor's staff should not disclose any information about a manuscript submitted for review to anyone except the reviewers or authors or those working on their behalf.

Responsibility of the Reviewers

The critical and confidential review of manuscripts is an essential element of research publications. Among the obligations of reviewers is the commitment to providing an expert, critical, and constructive scientific and literary appraisal of research reports in their fields of knowledge, skills, and experience in a fair and unbiased manner. In order to facilitate the prompt sharing of scientific results, it is also the obligation of each reviewer to complete their assignments promptly, within the editor's deadline.

Interested in becoming a Reviewer?

Please contact Rob Blixt at iche@press.uchicago.edu

Questions

Please contact Kim Mace, Director, Education at kmace@shea-online.org

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