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Newest Ebola Case in a Health Care Worker Points to Need for Increased Funding for Infection Prevention Programs

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is concerned by recent confirmation of Ebola contracted by a healthcare worker treating an Ebola patient at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. Our thoughts are with the healthcare worker and her fam... Read More

SHEA Response to Institutions’ Implementation of 2010 Guideline for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Pathogens

Since the 2010 publication of the "SHEA Guideline for the Management of Healthcare Workers Who Are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)" (1), additional strides have been made in t... Read More

Robert Duncan, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Duncan is Hospital Epidemiologist and Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School in Boston. He received a BA from Wesleyan Uni... Read More

SHEA Applauds California for Mandating Antimicrobial Stewardship in State's Hospitals

Recognizing the need to address inappropriate antibiotic use as a major driver of antibiotic resistance, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the state of California for stepping up and mandating hospitals in the state i... Read More

Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 for this time of the year. Enteroviruses are associated ... Read More

SHEA Supports National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) welcomes President Obama's Executive Order released last week. The order creates a National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and announced of a $20 million prize to facilitate ... Read More

SHEA Applauds White House on Efforts to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance Nationally

ARLINGTON, Va. (September 18) – The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is pleased to see the Obama Administration's attention and support for addressing antimicrobial resistance – a crisis that has profound impact on how we practi... Read More

Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Hospitals Responsible for $163 Million in Potentially Avoidable Healthcare Costs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Premier, Inc. have released new research on the widespread use of unnecessary and duplicative antibiotics in U.S. hospitals, which could have led to an estimated $163 million in excess costs. T... Read More

Healthcare Workers Wash Hands More Often When in Presence of Peers

Nationally, hand hygiene adherence by healthcare workers remains staggeringly low despite its critical importance in infection control. A study in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healt... Read More

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, FSHEA, Columbia University Medical Center and NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Dr. Lisa Saiman, is a professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Salman's primary research and clinical interests are the infectious ... Read More

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