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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

Bacteria responsible for dangerous bloodstream infections growing less susceptible to common antiseptic

Bacteria that cause life-threatening bloodstream infections in critically ill patients may be growing increasingly resistant to a common hospital antiseptic, according to a recent study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins. The study was published i... Read More

MRSA Colonization Common in Groin and Rectal Areas

Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. The inside of the front of the nose is where this bacteria is most predominant, but new... Read More

Eli Perencevich, MD, MS

Dr. Eli Perencevich is a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as well as the Director of the Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iow... Read More

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

Ebola Infection Control Resources

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). As cases in the United States make headlines, we wanted... 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

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