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.
HELICSwin.Net 1.3 − user manual
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals – protocol version 4.3
The protocol provides a standardised methodology to Member States and hospitals in response to article II.8.c of Council Recommendation 2009/C 151/01 of 9 June 2009 on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. It also integrates the main variables of the ESAC hospital PPS protocol, thereby providing support to Council Recommendation 2002/77/EC of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine.
Core competencies for infection control and hospital hygiene professionals in the European Union
This document is published with the intent of proposing a comprehensive list of core competencies that should be adopted by infection control and hospital hygiene professionals across Europe.
European surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.3
This updated protocol prescribes the methodology, and provides the data collection tools required to achieve the objectives of European surveillance of CDIs.
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.
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.
HAI-Net Extranet: Operational versions of protocols, training and FAQ for point prevalence survey on infections in acute care hospitals
Operational versions of the validation protocol, training materials and FAQs (for hospitals) are now available on the ECDC Extranet. Please log in to access it.
HELICSwin.Net (HWN) 1.3.8 user manual
This document is intended for hospital staff that use HelicsWin.Net to collect or administer data collected during the ECDC Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in acute care hospitals.
Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities
This protocol supports the implementation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities.