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The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
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The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
Leading through science

    The SHEA Podcast | SHEA & ASM on The Ramifications of Testing – Why Dx Stewardship is Critical

    The SHEA Podcast | SHEA & ASM on The Ramifications of Testing – Why Dx Stewardship is Critical

    This episode of The SHEA Podcast is joint collaboration with The American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Today’s moderator, Dr. Francesca Lee, interviews Dr. Laura Filkins from ASM and Dr. Dan Morgan from SHEA. Listen as our guests discuss how the overuse or misuse of diagnostic tests impacts patient care and the potential ramifications in a healthcare setting, as well as common challenges or misconceptions surrounding diagnostic testing, and how diagnostic stewardship can reduce healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes and preventing potential harm associated with unnecessary testing.

    • 45 min
    Follow-Up Blood Cultures: When Should We Do It?

    Follow-Up Blood Cultures: When Should We Do It?

    This is Ep. 2 of SHEA's two-part series, Impact of Blood Culture Practices on Antibiotic Stewardship & HAI Surveillance & Management. This episode focuses on the controversy surrounding follow-up blood cultures after initial bacteremia episodes. The frequency of obtaining blood cultures and their role in scenarios like leukocytosis and fevers will be explored.

    Speakers:
    Joshua Thaden, MD, PhD
    Rachel Wattier, MD, MHS

    Moderator:
    Hana Winders, PharmD, BCIDP

    • 26 min
    Healthcare Onset Bacteremia

    Healthcare Onset Bacteremia

    This is Ep. 1 of SHEA's two-part series, Impact of Blood Culture Practices on Antibiotic Stewardship & HAI Surveillance & Management. Speakers discuss effective preventive measures for reducing healthcare-onset bacteremia rates.

    Speakers:
    Mark Rupp, MD
    Anna Sick-Samuels, MD, MPH

    Moderator:
    Patricia Pichilingue-Reto, MD, FAAP, AAHIVS

    • 33 min
    The SHEA Podcast | Existing Public Health Infrastructure for HAI/AR

    The SHEA Podcast | Existing Public Health Infrastructure for HAI/AR

    On today’s episode of The SHEA Podcast, Dr. Jorge Salinas is joined by Joseph Perz and Melissa Cumming for a conversation on the existing public health infrastructure for addressing healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Listen as they discuss public health’s role in healthcare, specific to communicable diseases, as well as how public health programs interact with partners—such as healthcare systems, professional associations, or quality improvement organizations and how to create effective partnerships.

    • 30 min
    Preventing Transmission at the Port-of-Entry: Risk Reduction Practices in the ED

    Preventing Transmission at the Port-of-Entry: Risk Reduction Practices in the ED

    This is the final episode of SHEA's three-part series, Developments in Transmission-based Precautions. This discussion focuses on the common workflows in the ED and the limitations associated with infection prevention practices when compared to other settings. Speakers will address opportunities to improve infection prevention identified during the pandemic, as well as screening of patients, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and pathogen versus syndrome-based transmission-based precautions.

    Speakers:
    John Townes, MD
    Anna Quay Yaffee, MD, MPH

    Moderator:
    Chad Nix, MSc, CIC

    • 33 min
    The SHEA Podcast | Taking Action: Identify & Address Disparities in Your IP Program

    The SHEA Podcast | Taking Action: Identify & Address Disparities in Your IP Program

    Today’s episode of the The SHEA Podcast features a discussion between Dr. Amie John and Dr. Caitlin McGrath. Tune as and listen to their discussion on Dr. McGrath’s work on novel strategies to ensure equity in HAI prevention and the use of existing HAI surveillance systems to identify and mitigate inequities. They discuss where to start, how to get buy in from stakeholders, key metrics to be considered when evaluating the effectiveness of infection prevention efforts, and more.

    • 16 min

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18 Ratings

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Terrific resource!

This is a terrific podcast! Great for anyone interested in infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship and diagnostic stewardship. From an international leader in infection prevention and stewardship.

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