Patient safety

PROHIBIT - Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention & Training

Review and survey on infection control guidelines and programmes in European countries

Based on a literature review and on a survey among all 27 European Union Member States, as well as Croatia, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, national and sub-national guidelines on surgical site infections (SSI), catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) were identified. The results of this work offer a unique map and comparison of guidelines’ content and recommendations across Europe.

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This part of PROHIBIT has been led by the infection control team of the Universitätsklinikum, Freiburg, Germany.

Publications:

M. Martin et al., Systematic review of national European guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. 23rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Berlin, Germany, 27-30 April 2013. Poster 2062.

M. Martin et al., PROHIBIT - Assessment of European practices in nosocomial infection control: Reimbursement schemes and public interest. 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; London, United Kingdom, 31 March - 3 April 2012. Poster 1968.

M. Martin et al. Assessment of European practices in infection control. First results from PROHIBIT. 21st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Milan, Italy, 7-10 May 2011. Poster 1313.

M. Martin et al., PROHIBIT WP2 – Systematic review of national guidelines in European countries. International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control; Geneva, Switzerland, 29 June - 2 July 2011. BMC Proceedings 2011, 5(Suppl 6):P318 doi:10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P318.

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