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
Carbapenemase-producing bacteria in Europe
This report summarises the results of a survey to gather information about the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenems-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Europe.
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.
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.
Laboratory procedures for diagnosis and typing of human Clostridium difficile infection
The aim of this document is to support Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) surveillance in Europe with appropriate microbiological standardised procedures, and can be used by microbiologists, infectious diseases specialists and infection prevention control specialists.
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals - ECDC PPS validation protocol version 3.1.2.
This protocol version is an accompanying document to the ECDC protocol for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals version 5.3.