Data collected at the hospital level for the “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals”, conform to the following two types of protocol.

Standard (patient-based) protocol  includes:

  • hospital data form: one form per hospital per PPS;
  • patient data form: one form per patient. It collects:
    • the patients risk factors;
    • numerator data:            
      • presence of active healthcare-associated infection;
      • presence of antimicrobial use;
    • denominator data (the form itself).

 

Light (unit-based) protocol :

  • hospital data form: one form per hospital per PPS;
  • denominator data form: one form per ward;
  • numerator data: one form for:
    • presence of active healthcare-associated infection;
    • presence of antimicrobial use.

The inclusion/exclusion criteria (denominator data) and the definition of healthcare-associated infection  (HAI) and antimicrobial use (AU) are the same for both the protocols.

The protocol standardises:

  • inclusion/exclusion criteria;
  • healthcare-associated infection definitions;
  • antimicrobial use definition.

 

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Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies

Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)

 

References

http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/0512-TED-PPS-HAI-antimicrobial-use-protocol.pdf