Aims of the course are to provide students with knowledge on the impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) at national, European and global level, on the concepts and tools for the HAI epidemiological surveillance according to the standards of European and/or national projects; to prepare the students for evaluating results of surveillance studies and of the main strategies for the prevention and control of HCAIs.
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): definitions, epidemiology, prevention and control. The European surveillance of HAI: definitions, activities, strategies and principles. Diseases-specific ECDC network. The epidemiological study of HAI: repeated prevalence and incidence studies, laboratory-based surveillance. The surveillance of Surgical Site Infections. The surveillance of HAI in Intensive Care Units: European and Italian projects. Compliance with guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis. Patient safety and clinical risk management. The Clean Care is Safer Care project of the WHO.
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2. Vitale F, Zagra M. Igiene, epidemiologia e organizzazione sanitaria orientate per problemi. Editore: Elsevier – Masson.