Healthcare-associated infections

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

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

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

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News

Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among MRSA from humans across the EU/EEA, 2013: ECDC survey

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News

Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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Aug 2017

Event

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

5 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 2016

Event

Tackling antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections: Event at the European Parliament, 17 November 2016

17 Nov 2016
Sep 2016

Event

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

20 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

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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Figure 2. Types of SSI by surgical procedure type, 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

Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with heater-cooler units (HCU): Closing another loophole in patient safety

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Systematic literature analysis and review of targeted preventive measures to limit healthcare-associated infections by meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

2015

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Editorial commentary: Critical contribution of laboratories to outbreak response support for middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus

2015