New ECDC protocols for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections: targeted surveillance is an essential tool for control and prevention
Today, ECDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) publishes a new version of the software application HelicsWin.Net.
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.
Directory of online resources for the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAI)
The directory lists strategies, guidance documents, training courses and research projects on the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections available online.
New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae: Emergence and response in Europe
Struelens, M.J., Monnet, D.L., Magiorakos, A.P., O'Connor, F.S., Giesecke, J.
Antibiotic resistance in Europe: the challenges ahead
Monnet, D.L., Suetens, C., Buksarova, A., Earnshaw, S., Gagliotti, C., Heuer, O., Magiorakos, A.P., Mantero, J., Marma, S., Navarro, Torne, A., Sodano, L., Weber, J.T., Weist, K.
National European guidelines for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection: A systematic qualitative review
Martin, M., Zingg, W., Knoll, E., Wilson, C., Dettenkofer, M., Pittet, D., Sax, H., Gastmeier, P., Hansen, S., Grundmann, H., van Benthem, B., van der Kooi, T., Richet, H., Szilagyi, E., Heczko, P.B., Holmes, A., Kyratsis, Y., Ahmad, R., Allegranzi, B., Magiorakos, A.-P., Cookson, B., Wu, A.W.
Prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: Is Europe winning the fight?
Struelens, M.J., Monnet, D.L.
Update on screening and clinical diagnosis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Harbarth, S., Hawkey, P.M., Tenover, F., Stefani, S., Pantosti, A., Struelens, M.J.
Systematic review and evidence-based guidance on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis
Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) is considered one of the most effective measures for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs). An ECDC commissioned ‘Systematic review and evidence-based guidance on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis’ was performed to identify effective measures to improve compliance with PAP among healthcare professionals. The