Video on hand hygiene - The invisible challenge: in healthcare settings
This video highlights hand hygiene as the most important measure to prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses in all healthcare settings.
Approximately 4 100 000 patients are estimated to acquire a healthcare-associated infection in the EU each year. The number of deaths occurring as a direct consequence of these infections is estimated to be at least 37 000 and these infections are thought to contribute to an additional 110 000 deaths each year.Read more
Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe
A total of 8.9 million healthcare-associated infections were estimated to occur each year in European hospitals and long-term care facilities.Read more