COVID-19 Update | August 7, 2020
SHEA Coronavirus News
SHEA collaboration tackles aerosol generating procedures transmission risks 
SHEA is collaborating with APIC, IDSA and PIDS on guidance to address confusion and challenges with defining and determining aerosol generating procedure (AGPs) risks for transmission of SARS-CoV-2. A multidisciplinary workgroup has received input from over 20 hospital systems and conducted an environmental scan of AGP definitions across 15 plus healthcare societies, conducted a literature review and is currently working on a draft document  The overarching goal is to shift from binary discussion of what is or is not an AGP to a framework of principles for risk Assessment for procedures potentially resulting in infectious small particle aerosols.
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Infection Prevention and Control
Occupational Health
Clinical Care and Treatment
Special Settings and Populations
Incident Management
Trade Press, Journal Articles, White Papers
ICHE Coronavirus and COVID-19 Article Collection 
The editors of ICHE have created a page for on the ICHE web site for COVID-19 related articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. All COVID-19 manuscripts in their accepted form are freely available here. Check back frequently for updates.
COVID-19 And Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Risk, Employment, And Household Composition. Selden, Thomas M., and Terceira A. Berdahl. Health Affairs, 2020, doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00897.  
How Efficacious Must a COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Be to Prevent or Stop an Epidemic by Itself. Bartsch, Sarah M, et al. 2020, doi:10.1101/2020.05.29.20117184.  
Expanding Telehealth and Telementoring During COVID-19: AHRQ’s Expertise Helps Identify Next Steps (AHRQ, Jul 1)  
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Rapid Expert Consultation on Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 28, 2020). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
SHEA Education and Events
SHEA Podcast: We’re All in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention 

Episodes Available Now:
  • Dialysis in a Crisis with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • Knowledge Sharing with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Collaborating with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
  • Partnering with Pharmacy with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Challenges from Presentations to Diagnosis with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • Front Line Perspectives from a Nursing Home Directors with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
  • Front Line Acute Care Surgeon Perspectives from the COVID-19 Epi Center with the Surgical Infection Society (SIS)
  • Infection Prevention Adjustments for the Anesthesia Provider with the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
  • Working together to address COVID-19 challenges with Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
  • Critical Care Collaboration with the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now 
Episodes Available Now: 
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Environment of Care & PPE
  • Surge Planning & Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 1
  • PPE: Conservation & Shortages
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 2
  • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  • Advocacy around COVID-19
  • PPE: Getting Resourceful with No Resources
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Tracing Contacts
  • Answeres to Town Hall Questions
  • Staff Policies
  • Overuse and Misuse of Antibiotics During COVID-19
  • Antibody Testing
  • NHSN Response to COVID-19
  • Reopening Ambulatory Practices
  • COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings
  • Ready to be a COVID Consultant?
  • Lessons Learned From The Surge
  • Racial Disparities with COVID-19
  • Call the Healthcare Epidemiologist
  • Reopening Schools
  • Occupational Health
  • Changes in Obstetrics
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  • A "Quick Implementation Guide" 7-worksheet Excel file (xls download) with self-populating worksheets to apply implementation concepts and approaches by SHEA members to individual circumstances.
  • List of guidelines and statements from other organizations for insight into stakeholders’ points-of-view. Not comprehensive; not vetted or endorsed by SHEA.  
SHEA Rapid Response Webinars 
  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 1-17
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 18 | August 9 at 3:00pm ET
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