First name
Daniel
Middle name
J
Last name
Morgan

Title

COVID-19 Research Agenda for Healthcare Epidemiology.

Year of Publication

2021

Number of Pages

1-81

Date Published

2021 Jan 25

ISSN Number

1559-6834

Abstract

<p>This SHEA white paper identifies knowledge gaps and challenges in healthcare epidemiology research related to COVID-19 with a focus on core principles of healthcare epidemiology. These gaps, revealed during the worst phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, are described in 10 sections: epidemiology, outbreak investigation, surveillance, isolation precaution practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental contamination and disinfection, drug and supply shortages, antimicrobial stewardship, healthcare personnel (HCP) occupational safety, and return to work policies. Each section highlights three critical healthcare epidemiology research questions with detailed description provided in supplemental materials. This research agenda calls for translational studies from laboratory-based basic science research to well-designed, large-scale studies and health outcomes research. Research gaps and challenges related to nursing homes and social disparities are included. Collaborations across various disciplines, expertise and across diverse geographic locations will be critical.</p>

DOI

10.1017/ice.2021.25

Alternate Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

PMID

33487199

Title

Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN).

Year of Publication

2019

Number of Pages

1-4

Date Published

2019 Jul 17

ISSN Number

1559-6834

Abstract

<p>We used a survey to characterize contemporary infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices across 64 healthcare facilities, and we compared these findings to those of a similar 2013 survey. Notable findings include decreased frequency of active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, frequent active surveillance for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and increased support for antibiotic stewardship programs.</p>

DOI

10.1017/ice.2019.172

Alternate Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

PMID

31311610

Title

Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Use of Administrative and Surveillance Databases.

Year of Publication

2016

Number of Pages

1-10

Date Published

2016 Aug 30

ISSN Number

1559-6834

Abstract

<p>Administrative and surveillance data are used frequently in healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship (HE&amp;AS) research because of their wide availability and efficiency. However, data quality issues exist, requiring careful consideration and potential validation of data. This methods paper presents key considerations for using administrative and surveillance data in HE&amp;AS, including types of data available and potential use, data limitations, and the importance of validation. After discussing these issues, we review examples of HE&amp;AS research using administrative data with a focus on scenarios when their use may be advantageous. A checklist is provided to help aid study development in HE&amp;AS using administrative data. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-10.</p>

DOI

10.1017/ice.2016.189

Alternate Title

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

PMID

27572516

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