Surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals – HAISSI protocol
Surgical site infections are among the most common healthcare-associated infections, associated with longer postoperative hospital stay, additional surgical procedures or stay in an intensive care unit, and often higher mortality.
HELICSwin.Net 1.3 − user manual
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals – protocol version 4.3
The protocol provides a standardised methodology to Member States and hospitals in response to article II.8.c of Council Recommendation 2009/C 151/01 of 9 June 2009 on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. It also integrates the main variables of the ESAC hospital PPS protocol, thereby providing support to Council Recommendation 2002/77/EC of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine.
Core competencies for infection control and hospital hygiene professionals in the European Union
This document is published with the intent of proposing a comprehensive list of core competencies that should be adopted by infection control and hospital hygiene professionals across Europe.
HELICSwin.Net (HWN) 1.3.8 user manual
This document is intended for hospital staff that use HelicsWin.Net to collect or administer data collected during the ECDC Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in acute care hospitals.
Protocol for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities
This protocol supports the implementation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities.
Point prevalence survey validation protocol – Version 2.1 - Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals
This protocol is the final ECDC point prevalence survey (PPS) validation protocol, which was adapted according to the findings of the pilot validation study and discussed with experts from Member States at a meeting in London on 5 March 2012.
European surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units: HAI-Net ICU protocol, version 1.02
The main objective of this protocol is to ensure the standardised collection and reporting of data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) across Europe which contribute to the EU surveillance of HAIs.
European Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections. Surveillance protocol version 2.1
ECDC publishes a protocol developed for the surveillance Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) to address the lack of standardised surveillance of CDI in EU Member States.
EU protocol for case detection, laboratory diagnosis and environmental testing of Mycobacterium chimaera infections potentially associated with heater-cooler units: case definition and environmental testing methodology
This document establishes a protocol for the case detection, laboratory diagnosis and environmental testing of Mycobacterium chimaera infections which are potentially associated with heater-cooler units.