ECDC releases new web pages on the Surveillance of Healthcare-associated InfectionsArchived
On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day, 5th May, ECDC is releasing new web pages dedicated to the Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) – a European network for HAI surveillance, coordinated by ECDC.
On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day, 5th May, ECDC is releasing new web pages dedicated to the Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net). HAI-Net is a European network for HAI surveillance, coordinated by ECDC.
The new web pages comprise information on the network and its activities, related events and documents, such as the Improving Patient Safety in Europe Technical Implementation Report, 2005-2008. ECDC continues to work to develop an interactive online database, displaying reports from the European Surveillance System (TESSy) with surveillance data on occurrence and spread of HAI in Europe.
HAI-Net has been coordinated by ECDC since 2008 and its activities are based on the activities of the former IPSE (Improving Patient Safety in Europe) network. The main priorities of its work are the coordination of the European point prevalence survey of HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals, the European surveillance of surgical site infections, the European surveillance of HAI in intensive care units and the repeated point prevalence surveys of HAI and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities.
For a third consecutive year, on 5th May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is organising the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, an annual global campaign to support health-care workers to improve hand hygiene in health care and thus support the prevention of HAI.
Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
29 Jan 2019 - On 28 January, Public Health England (PHE) launched a new multilingual survey, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which aims to gain an understanding of European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings
15 Nov 2018 - On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC publishes the results of two point-prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA.
Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 found in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain
11 Jul 2018 - Thirteen patients with OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 have been reported by Sweden and Norway between January and April 2018 - all returning travellers with prior hospital admission in Gran Canaria. Whole genome sequencing showed tight clustering between the bacterial isolates from the cases.