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Carol Kauffman, MD

Dr Kauffman is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania S... Read More

APIC & SHEA Endorsed the Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act

APIC and the SHEA endorsed the Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the legislation and it would establish cleaning instructions and validation data requirements for reusable medical devices, inclu... Read More

Antiseptic Baths to Prevent Infections Deemed Effective for Long-Term Use

Long-term use antiseptic soap in bathing critically ill patients to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) did not cause high levels of resistance in bacteria on the patients’ skin, according to a new study published online in Infection Cont... Read More

SHEA response to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

SHEA provided comments in response to Docket ID number HHS–OPHS–2015–0008, specifically the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. View PDF (201 KB) Read More

Louise M. Dembry, MD, MS, MBA

Dr. Louise Dembry is the incoming President of SHEA. She joined SHEA in 1993 as an Infectious Diseases Fellow and served on various SHEA committees and task forces. She was the Scientific Program chair of the 2004 Annual Meeting and chaired the Publi... Read More

SHEA response to The Joint Commission’s Proposed New Standard on Antimicrobial Stewardship

SHEA provided comments on The Joint Commission's proposed new standard for Antimicrobial Stewardship in healthcare settings. View PDF (224 KB) Read More

U.S. Capability for Treating Ebola Outbreak Appears Sufficient but Limited

The United States has sufficient capacity for treating another outbreak of the Ebola virus, but financial, staffing and resource challenges remain a hurdle for many hospitals and health systems attempting to maintain dedicated treatment centers for h... Read More

Walter C. Hellinger, MD

Walter C. Hellinger, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has served as the hospital epidemiologist and chair of infection prevention and control at Mayo Clinic in Florida, since 1991, where he has also ser... Read More

Complex Hospital Infection Data Confuses Consumers

Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infectio... Read More

Antibiotic-Preserving Strategies Must Be Implemented to Battle Resistance

Modern medicine is largely dependent on the efficacy of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. Yet, the ability to treat infections successfully with antibiotics is hampered by resistance due to their overuse and misuse. Well-documented and properly c... Read More

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