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Probiotics Show No Impact in Preventing Gastrointestinal Colonization with Drug Resistant Organisms

Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new research published online today in Infection Contr... Read More

SHEA response to CMS’ Proposed Rule for the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program

On August 24 SHEA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule for the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program for dialysis centers... Read More

Multiple Strains of C. difficile Cause Severe Patient Outcomes

No single genetic strain of the widespread Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile ) bacteria appears to be any more harmful than other strains, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology , the journal ... Read More

Controlling Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Across Settings Provides for Better Patient Outcomes

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) supports all of the nation’s healthcare providers across the spectrum of healthcare stepping up coordinated efforts to curb improper use of antibiotics by practicing antibiotic stewardship. A ... Read More

Nimalie D. Stone, MD, MS

Dr. Stone is the Medical Epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a Board-certified infectious disease physician who has a research and clinical ... Read More

SHEA Applauds Proposed Rule Requiring Implementation of Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Long-Term Care Institutions

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) thoroughly supports a new proposed rule released last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which includes new requirements for all long-term care facilities to improve ... Read More

John M. Boyce, MD

John M. Boyce, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and retired in May 2015 from his position as Director of Epidemiology and Infection Control at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his MD degree from Universit... Read More

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

On June 16, 2015, SHEA submitted comments to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) program for Acute Care Hospitals and Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers. Full Commen... Read More

Best Practices Highlighted to Prevent Infections During Laundry Process of Healthcare Textiles

Proper laundering and handling are important in achieving and maintaining the hygienically-clean quality of healthcare fabrics and textiles delivered to the point of care, according to a new review that highlights evidence-based strategies to inhibit... Read More

IDWeek Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop: Best Practices

Tuesday, October 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SHEA encourages interested participants to sign up to attend this pre-meeting workshop at IDWeek. The workshop will cover topics on effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and implementation interventions, st... Read More

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