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February 24, 2021

Nearly half of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections received the wrong antibiotics and almost three-quarters received prescriptions for longer than necessary, with inappropriately long…

January 26, 2021

A new research agenda developed by 40 leading experts in healthcare epidemiology and infectious diseases defines the critical areas of study to inform clinical practice, policy, and…

January 21, 2021

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America strongly supports executive orders signed by President Biden requiring facial masks on federal property, airplanes, trains, and buses…

December 15, 2020

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has named David P. Calfee, MD, MS, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and…

December 09, 2020

SHEA has updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in healthcare settings. The SHEA statement was authored by experts Drs. Marci Drees, Grace Lee, Deborah Yokoe, and…

There is a widespread belief that a change in the mental status or an increase in falls in a nursing home resident may indicate an…

November 03, 2020

These commentaries, written by the SHEA Board of Trustees to respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 crisis, give timely perspectives on issues concerning the current state…

November 02, 2020

In September the Trump Administration released an “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” which would allow federal agencies to terminate contracts intended to…

The floors of hospital rooms are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission, creating a route of transfer of potentially…

More than 700 studies, including 250 international abstracts, highlighting worldwide progress in preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections and addressing antibiotic resistance were published today as…

October 26, 2020

The executive order signed last week that strips protections from our nation’s civil service workforce comes at a time when the critical role of career…

October 14, 2020

In light of the low rate of transmission and advances in treatments for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of…

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