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    Healthcare-associate infections

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    Healthcare-associated infections affect over 4 million patients in Europe each year. The European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC) has taken many steps tp improve patient care by collecting surveillance data across Europe to identify key areas and improve educational material for healthcare workers and patients. But the ECDC has undergone major structural changes in the last two decades, which have impacted its modus operandi and reach. These changes make it challenging to review the data available. The European prevalence of healthcare-associated infections seems to be around 7.6% and the most common HCAIs were Pneumonia, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections, with a 90th percentile rate of deviceassociation. Especially in the ICU infection rates are dramatically high, with 20% of patients acquiring an infection. The high HCAI prevalence in ICUs can be explained by poor adherence to hygiene guidelines and the frequent usage of invasive devices, which significantly increases the risk of acquiring an infection. While the overall rate of surgical-site infection is decreasing, colon surgery has still the highest incidence of SSI and a reduction of infections in colon surgery has to be a prime concern with the solution eventually being set forth in some of the national guidelines. There are plenty of areas where prevention programmes can be put in place and maybe it requires stronger policies to drastically reduce infection rates, especially in ICUs. Unfortunately, the data about HCAIs in long-term care facilities were too poor to yield conclusive results on a European level. But the number of national and international prevention programmes is increasing; especially in the light of increasing antimicrobial resistance, it is realized that improved prevention and guidelines for the use of antibiotics is preferableto waiting for a novel antibiotic to “save the day”

    Healthcare-associate infections

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    Healthcare-associated infections affect over 4 million patients in Europe each year. The European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC) has taken many steps tp improve patient care by collecting surveillance data across Europe to identify key areas and improve educational material for healthcare workers and patients. But the ECDC has undergone major structural changes in the last two decades, which have impacted its modus operandi and reach. These changes make it challenging to review the data available. The European prevalence of healthcare-associated infections seems to be around 7.6% and the most common HCAIs were Pneumonia, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections, with a 90th percentile rate of deviceassociation. Especially in the ICU infection rates are dramatically high, with 20% of patients acquiring an infection. The high HCAI prevalence in ICUs can be explained by poor adherence to hygiene guidelines and the frequent usage of invasive devices, which significantly increases the risk of acquiring an infection. While the overall rate of surgical-site infection is decreasing, colon surgery has still the highest incidence of SSI and a reduction of infections in colon surgery has to be a prime concern with the solution eventually being set forth in some of the national guidelines. There are plenty of areas where prevention programmes can be put in place and maybe it requires stronger policies to drastically reduce infection rates, especially in ICUs. Unfortunately, the data about HCAIs in long-term care facilities were too poor to yield conclusive results on a European level. But the number of national and international prevention programmes is increasing; especially in the light of increasing antimicrobial resistance, it is realized that improved prevention and guidelines for the use of antibiotics is preferableto waiting for a novel antibiotic to “save the day”

    Healthcare-associate infections

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    Healthcare-associated infections affect over 4 million patients in Europe each year. The European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC) has taken many steps tp improve patient care by collecting surveillance data across Europe to identify key areas and improve educational material for healthcare workers and patients. But the ECDC has undergone major structural changes in the last two decades, which have impacted its modus operandi and reach. These changes make it challenging to review the data available. The European prevalence of healthcare-associated infections seems to be around 7.6% and the most common HCAIs were Pneumonia, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections, with a 90th percentile rate of deviceassociation. Especially in the ICU infection rates are dramatically high, with 20% of patients acquiring an infection. The high HCAI prevalence in ICUs can be explained by poor adherence to hygiene guidelines and the frequent usage of invasive devices, which significantly increases the risk of acquiring an infection. While the overall rate of surgical-site infection is decreasing, colon surgery has still the highest incidence of SSI and a reduction of infections in colon surgery has to be a prime concern with the solution eventually being set forth in some of the national guidelines. There are plenty of areas where prevention programmes can be put in place and maybe it requires stronger policies to drastically reduce infection rates, especially in ICUs. Unfortunately, the data about HCAIs in long-term care facilities were too poor to yield conclusive results on a European level. But the number of national and international prevention programmes is increasing; especially in the light of increasing antimicrobial resistance, it is realized that improved prevention and guidelines for the use of antibiotics is preferableto waiting for a novel antibiotic to “save the day”

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