Skip to main content Accessibility help

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

  • Kathleen Chiotos (a1), Clare Rock (a2), Marin L. Schweizer (a3) (a4), Valerie M. Deloney (a5), Daniel J. Morgan (a6), Aaron M. Milstone (a7), David K. Henderson (a8), Anthony D. Harris (a6) and Jennifer H. Han (a9)...


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.


Corresponding author

Author for correspondence: Kathleen Chiotos, Email:


Hide All
1. Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States. Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Published 2013. Accessed December 3, 2018.
2. Magill, SS, Edwards, JR, Bamberg, W, et al. Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections. N Engl J Med 2014;370:11981208.
3. Morgan, DJ, Deloney, VM, Bartlett, A, et al. The expanding role of the hospital epidemiologist in 2014: a survey of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36:605608.
4. Yokoe, DS, Anderson, DJ, Berenholtz, SM, et al. A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35 suppl 2:S21S31.
5. Facility guidance for control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Published 2015. Accessed December 3, 2018.
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intervention to reduce transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care. N Engl J Med 2011;364:14071418.
7. Weber, DJ, Rutala, WA, Anderson, DJ, Chen, LF, Sickbert-Bennett, EE, Boyce, JM. Effectiveness of ultraviolet devices and hydrogen peroxide systems for terminal room decontamination: focus on clinical trials. Am J Infect Control 2016;44:e77e84.
8. O’Leary, EN, van Santen, KL, Webb, AK, Pollock, DA, Edwards, JR, Srinivasan, A. Uptake of antibiotic stewardship programs in US acute care hospitals: findings from the 2015 National Healthcare Safety Network annual hospital survey. Clin Infect Dis 2017;65:17481750.
9. Checklist for core elements of hospital antibiotic stewardship programs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Published 2014. Accessed December 3, 2018.
10. Barlam, TF, Cosgrove, SE, Abbo, LM, et al. Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016;62:e51e77.
Type Description Title
Supplementary materials

Chiotos et al. supplementary material
Table S1

 Word (15 KB)
15 KB


Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed