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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... Read More

SHEA Awards at IDWeek 2014

SHEA has several awards to be presented during ID Week 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. These awards are selected based on applications sent to the Awards committee and are non-abstract driven. The application process closes June 2, 2014. More information ... Read More

New SHEA Epi Project Winner to Examine Best Practices in HAI Surveillance

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has announced Jason Lempp, MPH, CIC, as the winner of the third annual EPI Project Competition . Lempp was honored with the early investigator award for his project looking to determine if the... Read More

Expert Guidance Highlights Practices to Reduce Prevalence of Catheter-Associated UTIs

New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. The practice recommendations, published in the May issue of Infection Control and Hospit... Read More

Kitchens are a Source of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as E. coli that produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). The study of household and hospital kitc... Read More

The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recent Advances in Prevention and a Road Map for Research

The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recent Advances in Prevention and a Road Map for Research Author: SHEA Research Committee Date Published: April 7, 2014 Read More Read More

Gonzalo Martin Llorens Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP

Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, is a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He is a graduate of Colgate University (BA), SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and B... Read More

SHEA/APIC testimony to House Appropriations Committee on FY 2015 federal funding priorities

SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health outlining our FY 2015 federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance. View PDF (60 KB) Read More

SHEA letter to HHS regarding National HAI Action Plan 2020 Targets

SHEA provided comments in response to HHS’ National HAI Action Plan proposed new five-year 2020 targets. View PDF (285 KB) Read More

SHEA letter to FDA regarding fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) guidance

SHEA submitted comments to FDA on its Guidance for industry regarding enforcement policy for use of FMT to treat Clostridium difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies. View PDF (395 KB) Read More

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