Healthcare-associated infections

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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News

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

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Publication

Laboratory procedures for diagnosis and typing of human Clostridium difficile infection

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Publication

ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level

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Publication

Laboratory procedures for diagnosis and typing of human Clostridium difficile infection

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Publication

ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 July 2018, week 28

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Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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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

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News

Emerging spread of new fungal species poses risk for healthcare settings in the EU/EEA

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Event

One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working

15 Nov 2018
Brussels

News

Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis

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Apr 2018

Event

Course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”

9 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 2017

Event

Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings

5 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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

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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)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Contamination during production of heater-cooler units by Mycobacterium chimaera potential cause for invasive cardiovascular infections: Results of an outbreak investigation in Germany, April 2015 to February 2016

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Burden of Six Healthcare-Associated Infections on European Population Health: Estimating Incidence-Based Disability-Adjusted Life Years through a Population Prevalence-Based Modelling Study

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Neurological sequelae of healthcare-associated sepsis in very-low-birthweight infants: Umbrella review and evidence-based outcome tree

2016