Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals – protocol version 4.3
The protocol provides a standardised methodology to Member States and hospitals in response to article II.8.c of Council Recommendation 2009/C 151/01 of 9 June 2009 on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. It also integrates the main variables of the ESAC hospital PPS protocol, thereby providing support to Council Recommendation 2002/77/EC of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine.
European surveillance of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.4
17 Dec 2019 - ECDC publishes a protocol developed for the surveillance of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections (CDI) to address the lack of standardised surveillance of CDI in EU Member States.
Options for national testing and surveillance for hepatitis E virus in the EU/EEA - Operational guidance
5 Sep 2019 - This operational guidance, developed by ECDC in collaboration with its hepatitis E virus (HEV) expert group, offers options on the implementation or adjustment of HEV surveillance at a national level.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
29 Aug 2018 - This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.