Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

Laboratory manual for carbapenem and colistin resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

technical report -

News

Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

news story -

Publication

ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues

mission report -

Publication

Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals - ECDC PPS validation protocol version 3.1.2.

technical report -

Publication

Laboratory manual for carbapenem and colistin resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

technical report -

Publication

ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues

mission report -

Publication

Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals - ECDC PPS validation protocol version 3.1.2.

technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis

Jan 2019

News

Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

news story -

News

ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings

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News

Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 found in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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News

Hospital professionals should strictly follow standard precautions to avoid rare, but possible hospital-acquired malaria

news -

Event

Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)

22 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
ECDC, Stockholm

Event

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

5 May 2019

Event

One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working

15 Nov 2018
Brussels

News

Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Data

Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe

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Data

Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Healthcare-associated infections

Disease / public health area

Clostridium difficile infections

The transmission of Clostridium difficile can be patient-to-patient, via contaminated hands of healthcare workers or by environmental contamination.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units

In 2014, 6 995 (8%) of patients staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) for more than two days presented with at least one ICU-acquired healthcare-associated infection.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals

On any given day, about 80 000 patients have at least one healthcare-associated infection, i.e. one in 18 patients in a European hospital.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities

In Europe, most long-term care facilities are for the elderly: nursing homes, residential homes and mixed facilities. ECDC monitors the burden of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use through repeated point prevalence surveys.

Disease / public health area

Surgical site infections

Surgical site infections are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care and often result in higher mortality.

Related diseases/public health areas

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial resistance

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial consumption

Disease programmes and networks

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme

Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities: results from the third point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018