Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
On 28 January, Public Health England (PHE) launched a new multilingual survey, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which aims to gain an understanding of European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
Each day, one in 18 patients in European hospitals has a healthcare-associated infection: ECDC estimates
ECDC publishes today the results of its first point prevalence survey (PPS) on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European hospitals. Based on findings from this survey, ECDC estimates that on any given day, one in 18 patients in European hospitals has at least one healthcare-associated infection. The report also presents data on the most commonly reported infections, which microorganisms are most commonly reported as causing them, how often antimicrobial drugs are being used to treat these infections and data on infection control structure and processes in the hospitals. More than 1 000 hospitals in 30 European countries participated in this first Europe-wide PPS.
Second joint meeting of Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections (ARHAI) NetworksArchived
The meeting addressed a wide range of issues concerning antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial consumption and healthcare-associated infections.
Annual meeting of healthcare-associated infections surveillance network (HAI-Net) and HAI-Net coordination groupArchived
The annual meeting of the healthcare-associated infections surveillance network (HAI-Net) and of the HAI-Net coordination group took place in Stockholm on 19-21 June 2012.
Meeting and workshop on ECDC point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitalsArchived
A meeting and a workshop on the ECDC point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals took take place in London on 5-6 March 2012.