Healthcare-associated infections

Publication

European surveillance of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.4

Technical guidance, Protocol -

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

Table -

Publication

European surveillance of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.4

Technical guidance, Protocol -

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 -

News

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

News -

News

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

News -

News

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

News -

Event

One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working

15 Nov 2018
Brussels

News

Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis

Campaign -
Apr 2018

Event

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

9 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health

Infographic -

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

Table -

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2015

Table -

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

Resistance proportions for eight priority antibiotic-bacterium combinations in OECD, EU/EEA and G20 countries 2000 to 2030: a modelling study

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

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

Jan 2019

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

Jan 2019