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  • SHEA Membership Renewal

    Happy Holidays! We know that many of you are experiencing difficulties renewing your SHEA membership online. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the new database. We are manually working to address ALL issues as they come in and we...

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  • SHEA Spring 2017 – March 29 – 31, 2017

    Planning Co-Chairs, Drs. Matthew Linam and Belinda Ostrowsky are pleased to announce the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention will take place in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday, March…

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  • Primer on Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Control & An...

    This online educational course offers any Infectious Diseases practitioner an opportunity to learn the basics of healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Written by adult and pediatric experts in the field,...

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  • Ebola Updates

    Ebola Infection Control Resources SHEA is collecting Ebola Resources from government and members to provide links to all Infection Control related materials.

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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...

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SHEA Member Spotlight

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS

W. Matthew Linam, MD, MS, graduated medical school from the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 and was chief resident in 2005.

Date Added: 02/01/2017

Belinda E. Ostrowsky, MD

Belinda E. Ostrowsky, MD

Dr. Ostrowsky earned her MD from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine, after which she trained in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and in ID at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center.

Date Added: 02/01/2017

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In The News

Infectious Outbreak in Critically Ill Children Leads to Recall of Contaminated Medication

 Infection prevention and control experts at Texas Children’s Hospital halted a 24-patient outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia in critically ill children after identifying docusate, a liquid stool softener, as the underlying source of the bacteria. 

Date Added: 02/09/2017

VA Reduces Antibiotic Use In System-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reduced inpatient antibiotic use by 12 percent and decreased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics through a multi-year, system-wide antimicrobial stewardship initiative, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Date Added: 01/25/2017

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