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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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email@example.com posted on 7/14/2011 7:57:55 AM:
I am not certain if the IHR will bring the desired harmonisation, but tim will tell.
Arnold Bosman replied on 7/15/2011 12:36:21 AM:
Good question. Even though the IHR seems to have the status of a law (or at least international legislation), there does not seem to be a penalty system if there is no compliance. So then it can at least be considered a standard.
Whether or not the standard will be followed, that is probably as always a matter of (political) will.
What we (ECDC) can contribute, is to demonstrate in our dialogues with Member State experts how we can use the IHR to arrange core disease prevention and control activities. Also by using it a guide for the trainings that we organise, hopefully it will become more and more 'common sense'.
And indeed, also for these plans: time will tell :)
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