Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union

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News

Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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Publication

Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]

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Surveillance of surgical site infections and prevention indicators in European hospitals - HAISSI protocol

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Publication

Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union

technical report -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]

surveillance report -

Publication

Surveillance of surgical site infections and prevention indicators in European hospitals - HAISSI protocol

technical guidance, protocol -

Publication

Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and prevention indicators in European intensive care units: HAI-Net ICU protocol, version 2.2

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News

Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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News

Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and long-term care facilities across Europe are ongoing

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News

ECDC tools: surveillance is essential to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections

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News

Healthcare-associated infections pose a major public health threat in long-term care facilities in Europe

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Jul 2016

Event

ECDC expert visit to Romania to discuss aspects related to healthcare-associated infections

4 Jul 2016 - 7 Jul 2016
Romania

News

ECDC highlights its training resources in the area of infection control and hospital hygiene, in support of the WHO “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign

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Feb 2015

Event

Third Joint Meeting of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (ARHAI) Networks

11 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 2014

Event

Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference 2014

16 Nov 2014 - 18 Nov 2014
Lyon, France

Data

Figure 2. Types of SSI by surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2013–2014

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Figure 4. Trends of incidence density of in-hospital SSIs by year and surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2011–2014

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Figure 1. Participation in the surveillance of SSIs, EU/EEA, 2013–2014

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Figure 3. Trends of percentage of SSIs by year and surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2011–2014

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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)

Eurosurveillance

09 July 2015 - National point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in French home care settings, May to June 2012
02 July 2015 - Coincidental detection of the first outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae colonisation in a primary care hospital, Finland, 2013