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Diagnostic Errors Linked to High Incidence of Incorrect Antibiotic Use

New research finds that misdiagnoses lead to increased risk of incorrect antibiotic use, threatening patient outcomes and antimicrobial efficacy, while increasing healthcare costs. The study was published online today in Infection Control & Hospital ... Read More

Susan Huang, MD MPH

Susan Huang, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at... Read More

APIC and SHEA statement on FDA proposed rule on safety and effectiveness of healthcare antiseptic products

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ( APIC ) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America ( SHEA ) issued the following statement in response to release of a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Admini... Read More

Drug Resistant Bacteria Common for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

A new study found one in five nursing home residents with advanced dementia harbor strains of drug-resistant bacteria and more than 10 percent of the drug-resistant bacteria are resistant to four or more antibiotic classes. The research was published... Read More

Expert Guidance: Isolation Precautions for Visitors

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New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreadi... Read More

Ebola Planning Created Need for Unprecedented Preparedness in Hospitals

Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. The experiences are detailed in two studies publ... Read More

Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc

Dr. Mirian Dal Ben, MD, Msc is a Hospital Epidemiologist and Infectious Disease physician at Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil, and a Phd student at University of São Paulo. She graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizo... Read More

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 Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Plan

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the National Action Plan 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 ... Read More

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