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Safe Healthcare For All

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is a professional society that improves public health by establishing infection-prevention measures and supporting antibiotic stewardship among healthcare providers.

Event

Media Training Workshop

A workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in communicating complex health and science concepts.

On-Demand

Advancing Health Equity through Antimicrobial Stewardship

An educational program designed for learners to develop skills in building multidisciplinary partnerships that aid in identifying and addressing health inequities as they relate to antimicrobial stewardship.

Resources

Prevention CHKC

Prevention CHKC is designed to train frontline healthcare personnel, defined as those โ€œresponsible for direct patient careโ€ in best practices to prevent and control HAIs and pathogens that can spread in the healthcare setting.

News

SHEA Continues to Emphasize the Importance of Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committeeโ€™s Process for CDC Guidelines

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) supports the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and its members as they work to enact…

Impact Safe Healthcare this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, the SHEA Foundation invites you to be a part of something truly transformative. The SHEA Foundation is dedicated to advancing the fields…

SHEA Emphasizes Importance of Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committeeโ€™s Recommendation on CDC Guidelines

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) stands by its support for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and its members work…

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Social Media

Check out amazing SIDP member, Dr. Robbie Christian, as she is highlighted by ASHP for her outstanding contributions as an ID Pharmacist & Educator! ๐Ÿ’™

Proud of this self-proclaimed Bacteria Fighter! ๐Ÿฆ  ๐Ÿ’Š **trademark & make t-shirts plz**
Read more: https://buff.ly/3UUZpTc

Intravenous amoxicillin-clavulanate allowed safe and effective de-escalation from piperacillin-tazobactam and carbapenems when added to hospital formulary at two Canadian hospitals. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

New from @NenadMacesic et al

The plasmids keep causing problems! A new publication by Macesic et al. addresses a rising #NDM issue at their institution due to spread of epidemic plasmids.

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2024.8

New @HTorresMD, @DavecNyc, @msimon6720, @HarjotNY

Disinfectant duel: When ammonium & alcohol-based disinfectants meet their continuously active counterparts, who comes out the winner?

In ambulatory locations, it was a draw. Talk about a clean fight!

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2024.27

New from @sudamonas and others

Of antibiotics ๐Ÿ’Š prescribed by dentists, 82% were guideline-discordant

โžก๏ธ Half prescribed for the prevention of post-surgical complications and in medically compromised where guidelines are not available.

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2024.13

SHEA Members! Join the conversation tomorrow at 2pm EST. E. Yoko Furuya, MD will be leading the discussion on "Planning for the End of the Respiratory Season."
Register here: https://bit.ly/3wut8Iu
#HealthcareEpi #InfectiousDisease

Join us tomorrow at 2:30pm EST for the first webinar in the "Hot Topics in MDROs" webinar series.
For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/3T2t1wV

Today SHEA is celebrating #NationalDonorDay with a new episode of The ASHE Podcast @ASHE_Journal on #AntimicrobialStewardship and Transplant ID. Listen and be sure to subscribe!
Apple Podcasts:

Soundcloud:
https://shorturl.at/afgOU

New from @eleanoreasmith et al:

There is a gap in knowledge & practice related to antibiotic use for ASB in older adults.

To optimize stewardship, we can improve knowledge, familiarity, social norms, & risk perceptions.

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2023.257

From @danlivorsi et al:

The VA's antibiotic stewardship community has updated their research agenda for the next 5 years, including the 20 most important knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2024.6

New from @jeffreylinder et al:

3,046,538 acute respiratory infection (ARI) telehealth encounters:
๐Ÿ’ŠAbx 44% for all ARIs
๐ŸŸฉ46% antibiotic appropriate
๐ŸŸจ65% potentially appropriate
๐ŸŸฅ19% resulted from inappropriate diagnoses
โžก๏ธ10% related to COVID-19

๐Ÿ“„: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2023.292

Diagnosing Bartonella infections remains a clinical challenge. This case series describes use of mcfDNA NGS to lower turnaround time and simplify diagnostic workup, decrease empiric antibiotic use. ๐Ÿ˜ป

ICHE JOURNAL
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Published monthly by Cambridge University Press, ICHE publishes original, peer-reviewed scientific articles for professionals in epidemiology or infection prevention and control programs in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

ASHE JOURNAL
Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology

Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology (ASHE) is a fully Gold Open Access journal that publishes original research that contributes to the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

SHEA Spring Conference

SHEA Spring will include topics on healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, long-term care, research methods, clinical microbiology, patient safety and quality, implementation science, and COVID-19. It also provides a wide range of opportunities for networking with peers and experts in the field.

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