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Hitoshi Honda MD, PhD

Hitoshi Honda MD, PhD is an infectious diseases consultant and a hospital epidemiologist at the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. He received his MD and PhD from the Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan in 2000. He completed the internal medicine residency at University of Hawaii in 2007 and then completed an infectious diseases fellowship and healthcare epidemiology fellowship under the tutelage of Drs. David Warren and Victoria Fraser at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Date Added: 06/01/2016

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Central Line Infection Prevention Bundles Reduce Number of Deadly Infections in Newborns

Infection prevention bundles, a package of evidence-based guidelines implemented in unison, are effective for reducing central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in critical care newborn infants, according to a new study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The bundle helped reduce the number of lines placed, the duration of time used and the number of infections.

Date Added: 06/13/2016

New Legionella Toolkit Puts Patients First

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the frequency, location, and source of recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks and information on proper water management programs for buildings, including healthcare facilities. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) applauds the CDC’s efforts to protect patients from this dangerous pathogen.

Date Added: 06/07/2016

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