SHEA recently released two textbooks: Practical Healthcare Epidemiology Textbook, 4th Edition and Practical Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program.  Order your copy here today!

Practical Healthcare Epidemiology takes a hands on approach to infection prevention for physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, microbiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Increased regulatory requirements and patient knowledge and involvement has elevated patient safety, healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship and quality-of-care to healthcare wide issues. This fully updated new edition brings together the expertise of leaders in healthcare epidemiology to provide best practice expert guidance on infection prevention for adult and pediatric patients in all types of healthcare facilities, from community hospitals and academic institutions, to long-term care and resource limited  settings. Written in clear, straightforward terms to address prevention planning and immediate responses to specific situations, this is the go-to resource for any practitioners in medicine or public health involved in infection prevention, regardless of their current expertise in the field.

  • In light of headline grabbing outbreaks like Ebola, the important subject of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings is more topical than ever
  • The chapters of this book are clear and succinct, making excellent use of charts, graphs, and bulleted lists to guide the reader to essential information 
  • Provides a resource both for those new to the field and foundation of best practices across the healthcare continuum for specialists


SHEA would like to thank the editors for their hard work and contributions to make this textbook a reality:

  • Ebbing Lautenbach, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Preeti N. Malani, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Keith F. Woeltje, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
  • Jennifer H. Han, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Emily K. Shuman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Jonas Marschall, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis

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Practical Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program provides an essential resource for healthcare providers in acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings looking either to begin or to strengthen existing antibiotic stewardship programs. 

Each chapter is written by both physician and pharmacist leaders in the stewardship field and incorporates both practical knowledge as well as evidence-based guidance. This book will also serve as a useful resource for medical students, pharmacy students, residents, and infectious diseases fellows looking to learn more about the field of antibiotic stewardship. 

  • Presents a practical guide for the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs
  • Offers real-life experience from experts in developing and sustaining antibiotic stewardship programs
  • Incorporates both practical experience and evidence-based guidance to implement effective antibiotic stewardship programs in the acute care, long-term care, and other settings 

SHEA would like to thank the dedicated efforts of the editors who made this textbook possible: 

  • Tamar F. Barlam, Boston Medical Center
  • Melinda M. Neuhauser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Pranita D. Tamma, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Kavita K. Trivedi, Trivedi Consults, LLC.


Copies of the textbook can be purchased online at