Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities – Version 2.1
This protocol provides national survey coordinators and local data collectors in the HALT-3 project with the methodology, data collection forms and definitions of variables to collect from long-term care facilities from April–June 2016, September-November 2016, April–June 2017 and/or September–November 2017.
Data collection on COVID-19 outbreaks in closed settings with a completed vaccination programme: long-term care facilities, version 2.0
3 Sep 2021 - The main aim of this activity is to collect information on the severity of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in outbreaks at long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and to obtain a timely estimate of vaccine effectiveness in these settings, by SARS-CoV-2 variant and vaccine product.
European surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA: aggregate data reporting - Surveillance protocol version 1.1
12 Feb 2021 - This surveillance protocol seeks to enable countries to report their existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs easily and regularly. This will enable ECDC to report national trends in the EU/EEA, with the aim of providing all EU/EEA countries with timely information to support their preparedness activities for LTCFs.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - sixth update
9 Feb 2021 - This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.