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Name of Media:

Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and prevention indicators in European intensive care units


Anne Savey, Alain Lepape, Mercedes Palomar, Antonella Agodi, Michael Hiesmayr, Anna-Pelagia Magiorakos, Pete Kinross, Tommi Kärki, Diamantis Plachouras, Carl Suetens

Publisher or Source:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Type of Media:

Medical Professional Education

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians

Country of Origin:


Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



This protocol is for hospitals participating in the national/regional surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units across Europe. It aims to describe methods for participating ICUs and national coordinating centres to ensure standardisation of definitions, data collection and reporting procedures. This protocol is an update of a previous version 2.1 released in June 2015.

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