Surveillance of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
It is of paramount importance to be able to rapidly identify, assess and control COVID-19 outbreaks in LTCFs in order to protect this particularly fragile population. This document provides guidance for EU/EEA Member States planning to implement monitoring systems at LTCFs and describes the surveillance objectives.
European surveillance of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.4
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.
Prevalence and incidence of surgical site infections in the European Union/European Economic Area: how do these measures relate?
Meijs, A.P., Prantner, I., Kärki, T., Ferreira, J.A., Kinross, P., Presterl, E., Märtin, P., Lyytikäinen, O., Hansen, S., Szőnyi, A., Ricchizzi, E., Valinteliėnė, R., Zerafa, S., de Greeff, S.C., Berg, T.C., Fernandes, P.A., Štefkovičová, M., Asensio, A., Lamagni, T., Sartaj, M., Reilly, J., Harrison, W., Suetens, C., Koek, M.B.G.
Decreasing and stabilising trends of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in segmented regression analysis, European Union/European Economic Area, 2001 to 2018
Peñalva, G., Högberg, L.D., Weist, K., Vlahović-Palčevski, V., Heuer, O., Monnet, D.L., Esac-Net Study Group, Ears-Net Study Group
A governance framework for development and assessment of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance
Anderson, M., Schulze, K., Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Mossialos, E.
Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012
Zacher, B., Haller, S., Willrich, N., Walter, J., Abu Sin, M., Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Suetens, C., Behnke, M., Gastmeier, P., Wieler, L.H., Eckmanns, T.
Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 8.3% (11 787) of the patients who stayed in intensive-care units (ICUs) for more than two days presented with at least one ICU-acquired healthcare-associated infection (HAI) under surveillance (pneumonia, bloodstream infection, or urinary tract infection).
Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 10 149 SSIs were reported from a total of 648 512 surgical procedures.
Development of case vignettes for assessment of the inter-rater variability of national validation teams for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals
van Hauwermeiren, E., Iosifidis, E., Kärki, T., Suetens, C., Kinross, P., Plachouras, D.
Expert consensus protocol on colistin resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
This expert consensus protocol for colistin resistance detection and characterisation was jointly developed by the EURGen CCRE consortium, the scientific advisory board for EURGen-Net and ECDC to agree upon the best available strategy for phenotypic and genotypic colistin-resistance detection and confirmation to be used for the CCRE survey.