Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307, north-east Germany, 2019

Risk assessment -

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2018

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 October 2019, week 41

Publication -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report -

Publication

Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307, north-east Germany, 2019

Risk assessment -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 October 2019, week 41

Publication -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report -

News

Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

News story -

News

ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings

Press release -

News

Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 found in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

News -

News

Hospital professionals should strictly follow standard precautions to avoid rare, but possible hospital-acquired malaria

News -

Event

Training course on control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings

17 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019
Stockholm

Event

Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)

22 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
ECDC, Stockholm

Event

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

5 May 2019

Event

One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working

15 Nov 2018
Brussels

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2018

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Data

Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe

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Data

Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health

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Healthcare-associated infections

Disease / public health area

Clostridium difficile infections

The transmission of Clostridium difficile can be patient-to-patient, via contaminated hands of healthcare workers or by environmental contamination.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units

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.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals

On any given day, about 80 000 patients have at least one healthcare-associated infection, i.e. one in 18 patients in a European hospital.

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities

In Europe, most long-term care facilities are for the elderly: nursing homes, residential homes and mixed facilities. ECDC monitors the burden of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use through repeated point prevalence surveys.

Disease / public health area

Surgical site infections

Surgical site infections are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care and often result in higher mortality.

Related diseases/public health areas

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial resistance

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial consumption

Disease programmes and networks

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme

Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Strong correlation between the rates of intrinsically antibiotic-resistant species and the rates of acquired resistance in Gram-negative species causing bacteraemia, EU/EEA, 2016

Aug 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Targets for the reduction of antibiotic use in humans in the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) partner countries

Jul 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Prevalence and incidence of surgical site infections in the European Union/European Economic Area: how do these measures relate?

Jun 2019