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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

SHEA Applauds Congress on the Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is pleased that Congress passed and President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 today. The compromised budget is a critical step toward allowing Congress to complete work on fisca... Read More

Issam I. Raad, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

SHEA was pleased to present the 2015 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award to Issam I. Raad, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, at IDWeek 2015 in recognition of his distinguished record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty over the last two decades, most of whom have assumed ... Read More

Diabetes Identified as a Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infections

Diabetic patients are at considerably increased risk for developing surgical site infections (SSIs) while undergoing most types of surgeries, compared to non-diabetic patients, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Ho... Read More

FDA Alert and CDC Practical Guidance about Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices

SHEA has been asked by CDC to notify our members regarding Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) infections associated with heater-cooler devices. Please see the CDC practical guidance on this topic below. Read More

Drug-Resistant E.coli Bacteria Increasingly Found in Community Hospitals

The number of infections caused by highly antibiotic-resistant extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli ( E. coli) bacteria is increasing in community hospitals, a setting in which most Americans receive care, according to a... Read More

SHEA response to Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities, Proposed Rule

On October 14, 2015 SHEA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule on the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities in the Medicare and Medicaid program. View PDF (595 KB) Read More

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, FIDSA, FSHEA, is professor and chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. A fellow of SHEA and IDSA, Dr. Platt has extensive experience in developing sys... Read More

Infection Control Experts Announce Recommendations to Reduce Overuse in Medicine

October 1, 2015, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), released a list of five practices to avoid for better infection prevention and control and safer care as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely ® campaign. The recomme... Read More

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