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Endoscopes Linked to Outbreak of Drug-Resistant E.coli

An outbreak of a novel Escherichia coli ( E.coli ) strain resistant to antibiotics has been linked to contaminated endoscopes in a Washington state hospital. The study indicates that industry standard cleaning guidelines, which were exceeded by hospi... Read More

SHEA Applauds Strategies Outlined in National Task Force for Combating Resistant Bacteria Plan

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the National Task Force for Combating Resistant Bacteria’s five-year action plan, released today. The plan will tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance on a national and i... Read More

FDA Final Guidance on Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices

The FDA published a final guidance on reprocessing reusable medical devices . This guidance is a step toward further reducing the risk of patient infection by providing manufacturers with recommendations to validate their reprocessing instructions to... Read More

International Infection Experts Selected to Support Global Efforts to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has announced the 2015 delegation of its International Ambassadors Program, a community of emerging leaders in epidemiology, infection control and prevention from around the globe. Since 2009,... Read More

Inaugural Foundation Dinner at SHEA Spring 2015

During the SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention in Orlando, Florida, SHEA will be hosting a SHEA Research and Education Foundation inaugural dinner. The ticketed event will take place the evening of Thursday, May 14, 2015. SHEA has invited se... Read More

Expert Guidance: Animals in Healthcare Facilities: Recommendations to Minimize Potential Risks

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Infection Control Experts Outline Guidance for Animal Visitations in Hospitals

New expert guidance by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) outlines recommendations for developing policies regarding the use of animals in healthcare facilities, including animal-assisted activities, service animals, research a... Read More

David A Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is a geriatrician and faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nace serves as the Director of Long-Term Care (LTC) and Influenza Programs for the Division and is the Chief o... Read More

APIC and SHEA statement on infections associated with duodenoscope procedures

In light of recent reports of infections with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) , a highly resistant form of bacteria, linked to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, the Association for Professionals in Infect... Read More

Request for Comments on Ethical Considerations and Implications of Public Health Emergency Response with a Focus on the Current Ebola Virus Disease Ep

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) response to a request for comments from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on ethical considerations and implications of public health emergency response with a fo... Read More

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