Healthcare epidemiology is a patient-centered field of science.

Through research, education, and policy development, SHEA strives to ensure that healthcare delivered at the bedside is informed by the latest science to prevent and eliminate HAIs.

Patient Education Guides on HAIs 

This guide reflects the Compendium 2014 Updates and covers all HAIs for patients and visitors. All healthcare systems are invited to use copies at their facility provided no changes are made.



Patient and Family Guides for Family-Centered Residential Facilities

In partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (RMHC), SHEA developed a set of infection prevention guides to educate volunteers, patients, and family members staying in residential facilities. These guides, available for download free of charge, include:

  • Guest health screening questionnaire
  • Medical clearance form
  • Guide for cleaning blood and body fluids
  • Respiratory etiquette
  • Hand washing and using alcohol-based hand rubs
  • WHO method for hand hygiene: soap and water
  • WHO method for hand hygiene: alcohol-based hand rubs