Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings: first update

Technical report -

Publication

External quality assessment (EQA) of performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2019

External quality assessment -

Data

Infographic: Infection prevention and control in primary care

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Publication

Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fifth update

Technical report -

Publication

COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings: first update

Technical report -

Publication

External quality assessment (EQA) of performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2019

External quality assessment -

Publication

Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fifth update

Technical report -

Publication

COVID-19 clusters and outbreaks in occupational settings in the EU/EEA and the UK

Technical 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

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News

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

News -

Event

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands – ECDC supports World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

5 May 2020

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

Data

Infographic: Infection prevention and control in primary care

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Data

HelicsWin.Net (HWN)

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Data

Infographic: Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19

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Data

Infographic: COVID-19 in care homes

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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

Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Dec 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

A review on the eco-epidemiology and clinical management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and its agent in Europe

Dec 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

A governance framework for development and assessment of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance

Nov 2019