Hand Hygiene Day - SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in Europe 2007
Each year in the European Union, approximately 4 million patients acquire an infection in hospital and approximately 37 000 of them die as a direct result.
Surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals – HAISSI protocol
Surgical site infections are among the most common healthcare-associated infections, associated with longer postoperative hospital stay, additional surgical procedures or stay in an intensive care unit, and often higher mortality.
Surveillance of surgical site infections in Europe, 2008-2009
Each year in the European Union, approximately four million patients acquire healthcare-associated infections and 37 000 of them die as a result.
Surveillance of surgical site infections and prevention indicators in European hospitals - HAI SSI protocol
This protocol is to ensure standardisation of definitions, data collection and reporting procedures for hospitals participating in the national/regional surveillance of surgical site infections across Europe.