Systematic review and evidence-based guidance on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis
Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis (PAP) is considered one of the most effective measures for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs). An ECDC commissioned ‘Systematic review and evidence-based guidance on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis’ was performed to identify effective measures to improve compliance with PAP among healthcare professionals. The
ECDC/EMEA Joint Technical Report: The bacterial challenge: time to react
Proposals for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans
Proposal for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine, including generic principles of good practice on the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents in human medical practice in the EU.
Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence.
Assessment of infection control, hospital hygiene capacity and training needs in the European Union
This technical report describes the results of the 2014 survey on the evolution of infection control and hospital hygiene capacity and training in Europe.
Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic
This document aims to provide scientific evidence and guidance for healthcare settings and the public on using gloves as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA - First update
This first update of the original document is prompted by the recent scientific developments and evolution of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the need to include types of substances of human origin (SoHO) that were not addressed in the first version (e.g. reproductive and some non-reproductive tissues and cells).
Guidance for discharge and ending isolation in the context of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 – first update
This document provides guidance for planning discharge and ending isolation for COVID-19 patients in the context of the phase of ongoing widespread community transmission.
Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) - Discharge criteria for confirmed COVID-19 cases
This document suggests criteria to be considered when deciding whether a confirmed COVID-19 case can be safely (i.e. without being infectious) discharged from hospital or released from home isolation.
Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients
This document supports the public health preparedness planning for hospitals with regard to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This checklist is based on the current knowledge of the COVID-19 outbreak and the evidence available.
ECDC will update this checklist should new relevant information become available.