SHEA COVID-19 Email - Past Issues

ICHE COVID-19 Articles

SHEA Members Consulting on COVID-19 Reopening

Guidance

Rapid Response

  • Webinars 
    • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness, Mar. 5
      • Ongoing Preparedness: Maintaining readiness in the absence of an outbreak and developing guidelines in the absence of established guidelines (Dr. Bruce Ribner)
      • Preparedness and Planning: Screening, facility design, communication, laboratory management, and PPE conservation and optimization (Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan)
      • Public Health Perspective: How health departments can work with healthcare facilities (Dr. Kavita Trivedi)
      • How to say it? Communicating to the press and public (Eileen Korey)
    • Town Hall - Round 1, March 29 (Drs. Henderson, Murthy, Weber, and Wright)
    • Town Hall - Round 2, April 5 (Drs. Henderson, Murthy, Weber, and Wright)
    • Town Hall - Round 3, April 11
  • Podcasts  (also available on iTunes and Soundcloud)
    • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, Feb. 24 (Dr. Bell, moderated by Dr. Banach)
    • Environment of Care and PPE, Mar. 5 (Dr. Banach)
    • Testing and Surge Planning, Mar. 12 (Drs. Prins and Javaid, moderated by Dr. Banach)
    • Diagnostic Testing Part 1, Mar. 9 (Drs. Hanrahan and Rock, moderated by Dr. Banach)
    • PPE Conservation & Shortages, Mar. 25 (Drs. Drees and Rock, moderated by Dr. Banach)
    • Diagnostic Testing Part 2, Apr. 2 (Drs. Hubbard and Hanrahan, moderated by Dr. Banach)
    • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, Apr. 9 (Drs. Pogue and Stevens, moderated by Dr. Banach)

SHEA Policy

  • Advocacy campaign on behalf of frontline clinicians to urge the Trump Administration to use the authority afforded to the President under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to create a sustainable and predictable domestic supply chain of PPE.
  • SHEA staff meet with CDC officials weekly and regularly participate in stakeholder partner teleconferences and web meetings as a means for keeping SHEA members informed on constantly evolving federal policies related to the COVID-19 response.
  • Collaborative advocacy initiatives:
    • SHEA has signed on to the following letters to date:
      • A sign on letter led by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association asking that the Trump Administration take immediate action to alleviate the critical shortage across the nation of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • A letter from the Coalition for Health Funding, of which SHEA is a member, advocating for funding priorities for the fourth phase COVID-19 emergency response appropriations bill.
    • SHEA is a participant coordinator for ad hoc interest group of stakeholder groups across the public health and medical supply chain sectors to discuss and share challenges and opportunities related to hospital procurement of PPE, testing supplies, and ventilators under surge conditions.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE)

Editors of ICHE have created a page for COVID-19 related articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. ICHE is expediting COVID-19 related submissions.

All COVID-19 manuscripts in their accepted form are freely available. ICHE publisher, Cambridge University Press, is waiving open access fees for COVID-19 related publications, should authors wish to publish open access.

SHEA Press Statements

Education

Prevention CHKC

No cost with code COVID19

Online course for frontline personnel on essential infection prevention practices. Eleven SHEA expert-authored, interactive, half-hour modules on hand hygiene, environmental control, device-associated infection prevention, pneumonia prevention, and more.

SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP)

No cost, publicly available

MySHEA (SHEA members only discussion including shared resources; login required)