Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities. Version v.2014. Stockholm: ECDC; 2014.

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​This protocol supports the implementation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities. With extensive explanatory notes, it contains an institutional questionnaire to be used to collect denominator data for the entire eligible resident population in each facility and a resident questionnaire for each resident included in the survey.

This protocol is a direct adaption of the protocol and questionnaires used by 16 EU Member States and Norway for the second such point prevalence survey in April–May 2013.