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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

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

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