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EuroNHID checklists for the assessment of high-level isolation units and referral centres for highly infectious diseases: results from the pilot phase of a European survey
National Institute of Infectious Disease L Spallanzani.
University of Frankfurt.
National Institute of Infectious Disease L Spallanzani.
University of Frankfurt.
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2009 (English)In: CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION, ISSN 1198-743X, Vol. 15, no 8, 711-719 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Healthcare settings have been identified as preferential for the transmission of many agents causing highly infectious diseases (HIDs). Infection control procedures strongly reduce the risk of transmission of HIDs in hospital settings, when adequately applied. The main objective of the European Network for Highly Infectious Diseases (EuroNHID), a network co-funded by the European Commission, is to assess the current capabilities for dealing with HIDs in Europe, specifically in the context of infection control and healthcare worker (HCW) safety, through conducting an on-the-field survey of high-level isolation units (HLIUs)/referral centres for the management of HIDs in participating countries. During the first year of the projects activities, specifically designed, evidence-based checklists were developed. This review introduces the EuroNHID checklists as a standard tool for the assessment of hospital capabilities concerning infection control and HCW safety in the management of patients with HIDs, and presents preliminary results from five HLIUs.

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2009. Vol. 15, no 8, 711-719 p.
Keyword [en]
Assessment, Europe, high-level isolation units, highly infectious diseases
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20411DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02874.xOAI: diva2:234522
Available from: 2009-09-08 Created: 2009-09-07 Last updated: 2010-02-15

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Infectious Diseases Faculty of Health SciencesDepartment of Infectious Diseases in Östergötland
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