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Select coverage from SHEA Spring 2017 Conference is included below:

Can the Influenza Vaccine Be the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, discusses keys to reducing antibiotic resistance.
How Can Prevention Initiatives Lead to a Decline in HAIs in Nursing Homes?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, explains how her research can lead to initiatives that aim to result in a decline in the burden of infections in nursing homes.
Infectious Disease Outbreaks: What We Need to Know
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, explains the most important thing that individuals need to know regarding outbreaks.
How is <i>Candida auris</i> Transmitted?
Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains how the transmission of Candida auris differs from that of other Candida species.
How Antibiotics Impact <i>C. difficile</i> rates
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, explains how controlling antibiotic use can impact Clostridium difficile rates.
The Risks and Benefits of Prescribing Antibiotics
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the importance of preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Disinfecting Hospital Rooms to Reduce Rate of HAI Transmission
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses methods to disinfect hospital rooms so as to limit the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.
Healthcare-Associated Infections in Nursing Homes: Why Is Research Limited?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains why research and surveillance of HAIs in US nursing homes has been limited.
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