Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

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

technical guidance, protocol -

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

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

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Publication

European surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.3

technical guidance, protocol -

Publication

Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review

literature review, technical report -

Publication

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

technical guidance, protocol -

Publication

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2015

surveillance report -

Publication

Proposals for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans

technical report -

News

Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU-level

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News

Antimicrobial resistance remains high – says EU report

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News

Bloodstream infections: the most common type of healthcare-associated infections in children in Europe

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News

ECDC welcomes WHO’s Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

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May 2014

Event

World Hand Hygiene Day

5 May 2014
Oct 2013

Event

Healthcare-associated infections workshop at European Health Forum Gastein

3 Oct 2013
Gastein, Austria
Nov 2012

Event

Second joint meeting of Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections (ARHAI) Networks

26 Nov 2012 - 28 Nov 2012
Berlin, Germany
Jun 2012

Event

Annual meeting of healthcare-associated infections surveillance network (HAI-Net) and HAI-Net coordination group

19 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

Guide for Adapting ECDC Policy Briefing

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Data

What are European hospitals like?

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Data

Antimicrobial use in European hospitals

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Data

Antimicrobial resistance of microorganisms reported in healthcare-associated infections

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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

15 January 2015 - Letter to the editor: Vaccinating healthcare workers: evidence and ethics
15 January 2015 - Author's reply: Vaccinating healthcare workers: ethics and strategic behaviour
30 October 2014 - Control of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a region-wide intervention
18 September 2014 - Letter to the editor: Preventing nosocomial MRSA infections by screening