Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) Reviewer Program 2019 is organized by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Course Opens: Jan 01, 2019
Course Expires: Jan 31, 2020
The target audience is physicians in clinical practice, research and public health, who are active in multidisciplinary fields, including infectious disease, internal medicine, healthcare epidemiology, microbiology, and pediatrics.
The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has a responsibility to maintain an ongoing knowledge and understanding of the most current issues in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention, thus ensuring physicians and other healthcare practitioners are providing the highest standards of patient care. One method of maintaining that standard is through the manuscript review process. Review of manuscripts being considered for publication in SHEA’s journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) provides a platform for reviewers to refine their skills in performing critical analysis of the literature. Such review ultimately increases the quality of the published science by ensuring assessment based on expert perspectives from practice and via a mechanism free from conflict of interest.
• Demonstrate skills in performing critical analyses of the medical literature and knowledge of current issues and developments in epidemiology and infection prevention.
• Conduct an appropriate review of the literature related to the proposed manuscript and, when available, a review of the evidence-based clinical data related to the proposed manuscript.
• Prepare a confidential review without conflict of interest.
• Produce a standardized, concise, constructive and timely evaluation that is balanced and objective avoiding any personal comments.
• Synthesize the review of literature with a thorough review of the proposed manuscript thereby identifying its strengths and areas needing improvement prior to publication.
Infectious Disease, Epidemiology