Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 11 788 (8.3%) of patients staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) for more than two days
presented with at least one ICU-acquired healthcare-associated infection (HAI) under surveillance
(pneumonia, bloodstream infection or urinary tract infection).
Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union
This technical report describes the results of the 2014 survey on the evolution of infection control and hospital hygiene capacity and training in Europe.
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and prevention indicators in European intensive care units: HAI-Net ICU protocol, version 2.2
This protocol is to ensure standardisation of definitions, data collection and reporting procedures for hospitals participating in the national/regional surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units across Europe.
Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence.
Proposals for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans
Proposal for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine, including generic principles of good practice on the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents in human medical practice in the EU.
Catalogue of infection control and hospital hygiene courses in the European Union – 2016
This catalogue of available infection control and hospital hygiene courses (IC/HH) provides the first list of evaluated training programmes in IC/HH in EU, EEA and EU enlargement countries.
Exploring opportunities for support in healthcare-associated infections (HAI) – Romania, 4–7 July 2016
This mission report contains details of a visit to Romania by a team of multidisciplinary experts from ECDC and Norway, and the follow-up proposals.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in healthcare settings – 8 December 2016
This risk assessment provides an overview of the epidemiological situation in Europe and describes a number of response options.
RRA: Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera associated with the 3T heater-cooler system used during open-heart surgery - 1st update, 21 November 2016
In view of new evidence, ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the potential risk of invasive cardiovascular infection by M. chimaera associated with the use of heater-cooler units.
Guide for Adapting ECDC Policy Briefing
The overall approach for the policy briefings is to provide information in a format that public health colleagues in the Member States can easily adapt for use with their own policymakers.