Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

The SHEA journal, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), is published monthly by University of Chicago Press. It provides original, peer-reviewed scientific articles for professionals in epidemiology or infection prevention and control programs in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The journal is written by infection prevention and control experts and epidemiologists and is guided by its editorial board.

Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Website
http://www.shea-online.org/PublicationsNews/ICHEJournal.aspx

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Copper surfaces reduce the rate of health care-acquired infections

Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half, according to a new study published in the May issue of Infection ...

Medications

When medicine makes patients sicker

Despite the jackhammerlike rhythm of a mechanical ventilator, Alicia Moreno had dozed off in a chair by her 1-year-old's hospital bed, when a doctor woke her with some bad news: The common stool softener her son, Anderson, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tools help nursing homes track and prevent deadly infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have each released new tools and information to help track deadly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in nursing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRSA colonization common in groin and rectal areas

Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. The inside of the front of the nose is where this bacteria ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria

New research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. Contaminated water poses an increased risk for infection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients shy away from asking healthcare workers to wash hands

According to a new study published online today, most patients at risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) agree that healthcare workers should be reminded to wash their hands, but little more than half would feel ...

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