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Expert Guidance: Isolation Precautions for Visitors

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New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreadi... Read More

Ebola Planning Created Need for Unprecedented Preparedness in Hospitals

Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. The experiences are detailed in two studies publ... Read More

Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc

Dr. Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc is a Hospital Epidemiologist and Infectious Disease physician at Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil, and a Phd student at University of São Paulo. She graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizo... Read More

Endoscopes Linked to Outbreak of Drug-Resistant E.coli

An outbreak of a novel Escherichia coli ( E.coli ) strain resistant to antibiotics has been linked to contaminated endoscopes in a Washington state hospital. The study indicates that industry standard cleaning guidelines, which were exceeded by hospi... Read More

SHEA Applauds Strategies Outlined in National Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Plan

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the National Action Plan for Combating Resistant Bacteria’s five-year action plan, released today. The plan will tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance on a national and ... Read More

FDA Final Guidance on Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices

The FDA published a final guidance on reprocessing reusable medical devices . This guidance is a step toward further reducing the risk of patient infection by providing manufacturers with recommendations to validate their reprocessing instructions to... Read More

Testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations for HHS

Testimony of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education an... Read More

International Infection Experts Selected to Support Global Efforts to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has announced the 2015 delegation of its International Ambassadors Program, a community of emerging leaders in epidemiology, infection control and prevention from around the globe. Since 2009,... Read More

Inaugural Foundation Dinner at SHEA Spring 2015

During the SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention in Orlando, Florida, SHEA will be hosting a SHEA Research and Education Foundation inaugural dinner. The ticketed event will take place the evening of Thursday, May 14, 2015. SHEA has invited se... Read More

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