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Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Cystic Fibrosis: 2013 Update

In 2003, the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation published recommendations for infection prevention and control (IP&C) in an effort to reduce the risk of acquisition and transmission of pathogens among people with CF.1 However, both IP&C and CF are dynam... Read More

Cases of Drug-Resistant Superbug Significantly Rise in Southeastern U.S.

Cases of the highly contagious, drug-resistant bacteria, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), have increased fivefold in community hospitals in the Southeastern United States, according to a new study published in the August issue of Infect... Read More

Expert Guidance on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Expert guidance released today offers updated evidence reviews and recommendations for hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. The guidance is featured in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and emphasizes best practices fo... Read More

Recommendations Prioritize Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Thousands of critically ill patients on life support develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year. A new document released July 16, 2014 by a consortium of professional organizations helps prioritize strategies to prevent this potentially ... Read More

Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH

Dr. Sharon B. Wright is the Director of the Division of Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology in the Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvar... Read More

SHEA response to CMS’ Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed changes for FY 2015

On June 30, 2014, SHEA submitted comments to CMS on the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for FY 2015. View PDF (293 KB) Read More

SHEA Signs on to the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) declaration against antibiotic resistance

SHEA is a medical society that is supporting the efforts of WAAAR, a group of 700 individuals from 55 different countries representing all the key stakeholders (physicians, veterinarians, microbiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, evolutionary ... Read More

SHEA comments on FDA’s proposal on topical antimicrobial drug products for OTC human use

SHEA submitted comments in response to the FDA proposed rule regarding the safety and effectiveness of consumer antiseptics and topical antimicrobial drug products for over-the-counter human use. View PDF (208 KB) Read More

SHEA responds to CMS’ Life Safety Code proposal

On June 13, 2014, SHEA submitted comments to CMS in response to the proposed rule for fire safety requirements for certain health care facilities. The Society’s comments address the topics of anesthetizing locations and alcohol based hand rubs. View... Read More

Coordinated Infection Prevention Intervention Shown to Reduce Prevalence of Drug-Resistant CRE in Long-Term Care Facilities

A new study found a nationwide effort to control carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in Israel reduced CRE cases by improving compliance of infection control standards and using a coordinated intervention focused on long-term care faciliti... Read More

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