Healthcare-associated infections

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals: results from the second point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017

Nov 2018

Data

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

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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

Publication

Laboratory procedures for diagnosis and typing of human Clostridium difficile infection

Technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Healthcare-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals in European union/European economic area countries: An analysis of data from a point prevalence survey, 2011 to 2012

Aug 2018

Publication

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

Technical guidance, Protocol -

Publication

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

Publication -

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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News

Antimicrobial resistance remains high – says EU report

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News

Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in Europe

ECDC comment -
Jul 2016

Event

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

4 Jul 2016 - 7 Jul 2016
Romania

News

Hand Hygiene Day - SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

Training event, News -
Jan 2016

Event

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

19 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 2015

Event

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

11 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

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

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Data

Guide for Adapting ECDC Policy Briefing

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Antimicrobial resistance of microorganisms reported in healthcare-associated infections

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Data

Healthcare-associated infections in European hospitals

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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

Disability weights for infectious diseases in four European countries: comparison between countries and across respondent characteristics.

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

How to: Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections.

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

A Public Health Preparedness Logic Model: Assessing Preparedness for Cross-border Threats in the European Region

Jan 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Estimating the annual burden of tick-borne encephalitis to inform vaccination policy, Slovenia, 2009 to 2013

Jan 2017