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The “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals” protocol adopts the following definition of Pneumonia (PN).
definition of pneumonia (PN) is based on three types of criteria: radiological, clinical and microbiological.
two or more serial chest x-rays or CT-scans with a suggestive image of pneumonia for patients with underlying cardiac or pulmonary disease, and at least one of the following (in patients without underlying cardiac or pulmonary disease one definitive chest x-ray or CT-scan is sufficient).
and at least one of the following (or at least two if clinical pneumonia only = PN 4 and PN 5):
according to the used diagnostic method:
a) bacteriologic diagnostic test performed by:
b) Alternative microbiology methods (PN 3):
PN 1 and PN 2 criteria were validated without previous antimicrobial therapy.
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)
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Arnold Bosman posted on 6/26/2011 10:24:14 AM:
One of the developments in the past decade is that the concept of 'an outbreak investigation report' is stretching and evolves.
With the use of internet, social media, rapid alert systems, the different target audiences of outbreak investigations require different formats.
Even when within 2 weeks a solid preliminary outbreak report is published in a public health journal, including hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions, then this may still be too late for some target groups of 'those who need to know'.
Websites of national and international public health institutes and agencies are being scanned daily by public health professionals in search of pieces of evidence that they can use in their daily professional decisions. More and more we seem to move to 'incremental online outbreak reports', where almost daily updated threat assessments aim to give the latest of knowledge and evidence in terms of risk groups and risk factors.
Epidemiologists therefore also need to adapt their way of working in terms of scientific output to address this evolving demand of reliable, sound, objective and structured information about ongoing outbreaks
afrah4483 replied on 10/2/2012 9:14:28 AM:
I am a Public health undergraduate student from Maldives, Please can you send me an outbreak investigation report just for referance. Please make it ASAP.
ANihaan replied on 9/2/2013 10:15:12 AM:
I am a Public health undergraduate student from Maldives, Please can
you send me an outbreak investigation report just for referance. and if possible please send a report regarding FOOD POISNING.
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