The “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals” protocol adopts the following definition of Reproductive Tract Infections (REPR):
Endometritis must meet at least one of the following criteria:
A postpartum endometritis must be reported as a health care-associated infection unless the amniotic fluid is infected at the time of admission or the patient was admitted 48 hours after rupture of the membrane.
Episiotomy infections must meet at least one of the following criteria:
REPR-VCUF: vaginal cuff.
Vaginal cuff infections must meet at least one of the following criteria:
REPR-OREP: other infections of the male or female reproductive tract (epididymis, testes, prostate, vagina, ovaries, uterus, or other deep pelvic tissues, excluding endometritis or vaginal cuff infections)
Other infections of the male or female reproductive tract must meet at least one of the following criteria:
and at least one of the following:
A vaginal cuff infections must be reported as REPR-VCUF (if occurring after 30 days post-surgery, otherwise report as SSI-O).
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)