Rapid Risk Assessment: Increase in fatal cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents in the EU/EEA and the UK
This risk assessment details the latest epidemiological data in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK) with a focus on older age groups and national reports of outbreaks among residents of LTCFs. All EU/EEA countries and the UK have experienced outbreaks among LTCF residents since August 2020.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fifth update
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.
Guidance on the provision of support for medically and socially vulnerable populations in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic
This document aims to provide guidance for civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as for national and regional authorities in the EU/EEA and the UK, who are providing support for people who have medical and social vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Infographic: COVID-19 in care homes
This infographic provides guidance on infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities
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.
ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC country visit team conducted an assessment mission during the period 12–16 March 2018 to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Norway. The overall objective of the mission was to provide an observation-based assessment of the situation in Norway regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control.
ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings
On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC publishes the results of two point-prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in hospitals and in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA.
Protocol for validation of point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities – Version 1.1
This protocol provides national survey coordinators (NSCs) and national/regional validation teams (VTs) with the methodology, data collection forms and definitions of variables to collect data during the HALT-3 project.
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.
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.