Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

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

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Publication

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

Surveillance report -

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

Surveillance report -

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Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae - second update

Risk assessment -

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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 -

Publication

Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae - second update

Risk assessment -

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

News

Emerging spread of new fungal species poses risk for healthcare settings in the EU/EEA

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News

Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among MRSA from humans across the EU/EEA, 2013: ECDC survey

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News

Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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News

ECDC tools: surveillance is essential to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections

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News

Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis

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Apr 2018

Event

Course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”

9 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 2017

Event

Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings

5 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 2016

Event

Tackling antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections: Event at the European Parliament, 17 November 2016

17 Nov 2016

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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Figure 2. Types of SSI by surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2013–2014

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Figure 4. Trends of incidence density of in-hospital SSIs by year and surgical procedure type, EU/EEA, 2011–2014

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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

Development of case vignettes for assessment of the inter-rater variability of national validation teams for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals

Apr 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Worsening epidemiological situation of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe, assessment by national experts from 37 countries, July 2018

Feb 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Burden of healthcare-associated infections in European acute care hospitals

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities: results from the third point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017

Jan 2018