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Point prevalence survey: Acute care hospitals

ECDC point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals

 

 PROTOCOL FOR 2016 - 2017 POINT PREVALENCE SURVEY

 
OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTS
HelicsWin.Net (HWN) SOFTWARE
 

 2011 - 2012 POINT PREVALENCE SURVEY

 

Facts in Brief​: Report Summary: Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals 2011-2012

See also: PPS Interactive Database

 

 ABOUT THE ECDC PROTOCOL FOR POINT PREVALENCE SURVEYS

 

The protocol provides a standardized methodology to EU Member States and hospitals to respond to article II.8.c of Council Recommendation of 9 June 2009 on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (2009/C 151/01). It also integrates the main variables of the ESAC hospital-point prevalence survey protocol, thereby also providing support to Council Recommendation of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine (2002/77/EC).
 

Objectives

The objectives of the ECDC point prevalence survey of HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals are:
 - To estimate the total burden (prevalence) of HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals in the EU;
 - To describe patients, invasive procedures, infections (sites, microorganisms including markers for antimicrobial resistance) and prescribed antimicrobials (compounds, indications):
        o By type of patients, medical specialty or type of healthcare facility;
        o By type of patients, medical specialty or type of healthcare facility;
        o By country, following adjustment or stratification;
 - To disseminate results to those who need to know at local, regional, national and EU level in order:
 - To raise awareness about HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals; To raise awareness about HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals;
 - To train and reinforce surveillance structures and skills;
 - To identify common EU problems and set up priorities accordingly;
 - To evaluate the effect of strategies and guide policies for future action at the local, regional and national level (through repeated EU point prevalence surveys);
 - To provide a standardised tool for hospitals to identify targets for quality improvement.
 

 ALL PROTOCOL'S VERSIONS

 
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