SHEA can assist you in your coverage of healthcare stories by providing access to authoritative spokespeople in all areas related to healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.
If you have a media inquiry, please contact Kristy Weinshel, Director of Member Services and Communications at 703-684-1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your contact information, the name of the publication, the topic of your story, and your deadline.
In addition, SHEA can provide the following resources:
- Meeting content access. Please contact Kristy Weinshel, Director of Member Services and Communications at 703-684-1008 or email@example.com, for further information about a SHEA meeting or for press information for IDWeek 2015.
- E-mail access to Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...