First name
Clare
Last name
Rock

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

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