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Ongoing Projects

Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) Quality Metrics
(PI: Sushant Govindan)

Infection Prevention in the Anesthesia Work Area
(SHEA Guidelines Committee)

EPI Project Competition

2015 EPI Project Winner:
Variation in Practices to Clean and Disinfect Surfaces in SHEA Research Network Facilities
(PI: Sujan Reddy)

2014 EPI Project Winner:
Applying the Washington State Validation Protocol to Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Reporting Across a National Cohort
(PI: Jason Lempp)

2013 EPI Project Winner:
A Multicenter Longitudinal Study of Hospital-Onset Bacteremia: Time for a New Quality Outcome Measure?
Rock C1, Thom KA2, Harris AD2, Li S3, Morgan D2, Milstone AM4, Caffo B5, Joshi M6, Leekha S2.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):143-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.261. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

2012 EPI Project Winner:
Variation in Definitions and Isolation Procedures for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria: A Survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Marci Drees, MD, MS, Lisa Pineles, MA, Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, Daniel J. Morgan, MD, MS; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 4, Special Topic Issue: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (April 2014), pp. 362-366

Completed Projects

Infection Prevention in the Electrophysiology Lab
(PI: Westyn Elliman)

Survey on the Activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) against Antimicrobial Resistance
(PI: Ida Marie Nyhagen Vikan)

Knowledge Sharing in Infection Prevention
(PI: Rami Sommerstein)

Hand Hygiene Irritation
(PI: Maryanne McGuckin)

NOSOFlu: Developing Healthcare-Associated Flu Definitions
(PI: Pr. Philippe Vanhems, MD)

Antimicrobial Stewardship in SRN Hospitals
(PI: Daniel Livorsi)
Survey

ERCP Endoscope Reprocessing Practices to Reduce the Risk of CRE Transmission
(PI: David Yassa)

The Expanding Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist in 2014: A Survey of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network
Daniel J. Morgan, Valerie M. Deloney, Allison Bartlett, Susan E. Boruchoff, Renato Camagros Couto, Michael Oji, Aruna Poojary, Gwen Rogers, Carol Sulis and Aaron M. Milstone

How to Study Quality Improvement Strategies
(PI: Susan Huang)

Reconsidering Contact Precautions for Endemic MRSA and VRE
D. Morgan, R. Murthy, L.S. Munoz-Price, M. Barnden, B. Camins, B.L. Johnston, Z. Rubin, K. Sullivan, A. Shane, E.P. Dellinger, M. Rupp, G. Bearman

Animals in Healthcare Facilities: Recommendations to Minimize Potential Risks
Rekha Murthy, Gonzalo Bearman, Sherrill Brown, Kristina Bryant, Raymond Chinn, Angela Hewlett, B. Glenn George, Ellie J.C. Goldstein, Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, Mark E. Rupp, Timothy Wiemken, J. Scott Weese and David J. Weber, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/ice.2015.15

Survey of Hospital Practices Regarding Use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
(PI: Emily Shuman)

Survey of infection prevention informatics use and practitioner satisfaction in US hospitals
Masnick M, Morgan DJ, Wright MO, Lin MY, Pineles L, Harris AD; SHEA Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jul;35(7):891-3. Epub 2014 May 15  

SHEA Expert Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Attire in Non-Operating-Room Settings
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH; Kristina Bryant, MD; Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH; Jeanmarie Mayer, MD; L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD; Rekha Murthy, MD; Tara Palmore, MD; Mark E. Rupp, MD; Joshua White, MD, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 2 (February 2014), pp. 107-121

Universal Glove and Gown Use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICUA: Randomized Trial
Anthony D. Harris; Lisa Pineles; Beverly Belton; J. Kristie Johnson; Michelle Shardell; Mark Loeb; Robin Newhouse; Louise Dembry; Barbara Braun; Eli N. Perencevich; Kendall K. Hall; Daniel J. Morgan; and the Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) Investigators
JAMA. 2013;310(15):1571-1580. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277815

Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes
(PI: Darren Linkin, ICHE)
Survey

Pediatric Antimicrobial Susceptibility Trends across the United States
Pranita D. Tamma, MD, MHS, Gwen L. Robinson, MPH, Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, Jason G. Newland, MD, Chloe M. DeLisle, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, Aaron M. Milstone, MDMHS; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 12 (December 2013), pp. 1244-1251

Does Nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated UTIs Lead to Overtesting and Increased Antimicrobial Prescribing?
Morgan DJ, Meddings J, Saint S, Lautenbach E, Shardell M, Anderson D, Milstone AM, Drees M, Pineles L, Safdar N, Bowling J, Henderson D, Yokoe D, Harris AD

Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Keller SC, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):678-86. doi: 10.1086/670999. Epub 2013 May 21

Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage before Surgery
Kline S, Pham T, Perl T
ID Week 2012, Poster Abstract: Surgical Site Infections, October 20, 2012