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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 Catheter-Related Infection (CRI).
CRI1-CVC (Central Venous Catheter): local CVC-related infection (no positive blood culture):
CRI1-PVC (Peripheral Venous Catheter): local PVC-related infection (no positive blood culture):
CRI2-CVC (Central Venous Catheter): General CVC-related infection (no positive blood culture):
CRI2-PVC (Peripheral Venous Catheter): General PVC-related infection (no positive blood culture):
CRI3-CVC (Central Venous Catheter): microbiologically confirmed CVC-related bloodstream infection:
CRI3-PVC (Peripheral Venous Catheter): microbiologically confirmed PVC-related bloodstream infection:
Further instructions for reporting:
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)
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