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.
Facts about surgical site infections
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are an important target for the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). This surveillance is a priority for surveillance in several European countries. SSIs are among the most common HAI. They are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care and often result in higher mortality.
Surveillance systems overview for 2015
This spreadsheet contains all surveillance system overview tables from the ECDC Annual Epidemiological Reports for 2015.
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- hantavirus infection
- healthcare-associated infections
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- meningococcal disease
- pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- severe acute respiratory syndrome
- surgical site infections
- verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile fever
- yellow fever
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.