Guidance and Tools --- Webinars and Podcasts --- Weekly Updates --- Policy --- Research --- Press --- Education --- MySHEA

Guidance

Webinars and Podcasts

Podcasts

Available via LearningCE, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify

What We Know Now Series

  • July:
    • Lessons Learned from the Surge
  • June:
    • NHSN Response to COVID-19
    • Reopening Ambulatory Practices
    • COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings
    • Ready to be a COVID Consultant?
  • May:
    • Answers to Town Hall Questions
    • Staff Policies
    • Overuse & Misuse of Antibiotics During the Surge
    • Antibody Testing
  • April:
    • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
    • Advocacy around COVID-19
    • PPE - Getting Resourceful with No Resources
    • Taking Care of Yourself
    • Tracing Contacts
  • March:
    • Environment of Care & PPE 
    • Testing & Surge Planning
    • Diagnostic Testing Parts 1 & 2
    • PPE Conservation & Shortages
  • February:
    • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Allies in Infection Prevention Series

  • June:
    • Collaborating with NFID
    • Partnering on Pharmacy with ASHP 
    • Challenges from Presentations to Diagnosis with ACEP 
    • Perspectives from a Nursing Home Director with AMDA
    • Front Line Acute Care Surgeon Perspectives with SIS 
  • May:
    • Dialysis in a Crisis with ASN 
    • Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with ASA
    • Knowledge Sharing with SHM

Webinars

  • Board of Trustees Town Halls 1-13: recorded webinars and presentation slides
  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
    • Ongoing Preparedness
    • Preparedness and Planning
    • Public Health Perspective
    • How to say it? Communicating to the press and public

Facebook Live

  • Town Halls 1-13
  • SHEA Board of Trustees, Jan. 31

Weekly Updates

Bi-weekly email with SHEA updates, federal agency news, guidance, and guidelines, education and events, trade press, journal articles, white papers, news highlights, and featured social media. Available by date and by month, February 10 to present.

Education

Prevention Course in HAI Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC)

For frontline personnel. 11 expert-authored, interactive, half-hour modules on hand hygiene, environmental control, device-associated infection prevention, pneumonia prevention, and more.

No cost with code COVID19

SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP)

  • Tool Kit
    • COVID-19
      • Implementing COVID-19 Prevention Practices
      • Consulting during COVID-19
      • Organizations and Agencies’ COVID-19 Guidelines
      • Long-Term Care and Nursing Homes
    • ORTP
      • Incident Management
      • Implementation, Communication, and Negotiation
      • Horizontal Strategies
      • Emerging Pathogens

No cost, publicly available

Policy

Statements

  • Recommendations to Prepare for a Fall Surge of COVID-19 Cases IDSA, HIVMA, and SHEA

Advocacy

  • SHEA-led campaign urging the Trump Administration to use the full authority the Defense Production Act (DPA) to create a sustainable and predictable domestic supply personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Signatory on letter by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association to alleviate shortage of ventilators and PPE.
  • Signatory on letter from the Coalition for Health Funding advocating for funding priorities for the fourth phase COVID-19 emergency response appropriations bill.

Collaboration

  • Weekly meeting among CDC, and SHEA staff and Board members, APIC, CSTE, and public health stakeholders.
  • Coordinator of ad hoc interest group representing organizations across the public health and medical supply chain sectors to share information on hospital procurement of PPE, testing supplies, and ventilators.

Research

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE)

ICHE COVID-19 articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor are freely available.

  • Cambridge University Press waiving open access fees for COVID-19 related publications on request
  • ICHE expediting COVID-19 related submissions

SHEA Research Network

"Policies and Practices of SHEA Research Network Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

A ‘point-in-time’ snapshot of the urgent experiences hospitals and healthcare personnel faced in the fight against COVID-19. This study was conducted during April 2020 with 69 SRN healthcare facilities.

Michael S. Calderwood, Valerie M. Deloney, Deverick Anderson, Vincent Chi-Chung Cheng, Shruti Gohil, Jennie H. Kwon, Lona Mody, Elizabeth Monsees, Valerie Vaughn, Timothy Wiemken, Matthew J. Ziegler, Eric Lofgren. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Web (June 23, 2020).

COVID-by-the-Week

Weekly survey of SHEA members from March 22 to June 6 on:

  • Status of supplies and resiliency, evaluated on a scale from "sustainable for pandemic" to "crisis level (almost out/none)":
  • Top 3 concerns
  • Topics and concerns assessed: respirators, masks, gowns, gloves, face shields, ventilators, tests or testing components, isolation rooms, beds, new and/or diverging guidance or recommendations, non-COVID care, personnel training, symptoms that should prompt testing, reliability of test results, frontline workforce (FTE, part-time, resiliency), lab workforce (FTE, part-time, resiliency), time for training, lab workforce resiliency, medications, personal resiliency

Analysis and key findings (PDF)

Free-field comments are available to members-only via MySHEA.

Medical and Research Institutions

The COVID-19 resources pages of medical centers and research sites.

Press

Contact bcasteel@thereisgroup.com and tmoore@thereisgroup.com for press inquiries.

SHEA COVID-19 Press Room:

MySHEA