Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
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 (HAI) under surveillance.
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.
Facts about infections acquired in intensive care units
Surveillance of infections acquired in ICUs specifically targets a group of patients at high risk of morbidity and mortality.
Incidence and attributable mortality of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units in Europe, 2008-2012
This report provides a comprehensive update of the epidemiology of pneumonia, bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections European ICUs as well as important reference data for European ICUs performing surveillance of ICU-acquired infections.
ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings
On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC publishes the results of two point-prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA.
Figure 1. Participation in surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units, EU/EEA, 2014
Participation in surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units, EU/EEA, 2014
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.