HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTION SURVEILLANCE AMONG 11 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. A RANIN-KIDS SURVEY

I. Kopsidas, J. Bielicki, D. Blázquez-Gamero, A. Brett, M. Collins, R. Cunney, M. De Luca, D. Dona, S. Drysdale, C. Epalza, O. Falup-Pecurariu, E. Iosifidis, N. Klein, I. Lutsar, A. Mougkou, O. Neth, W.G. Valdivia, J. Saavedra, M. Tsolia, U. von Both, S. Vergnano, S. Patel, T. Zaoutis, N. Spyridis.  

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2019)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-11 May, 2019

BACKGROUND: RANIN-KIDS (Reducing Antimicrobial use and Nosocomial INfections in KIDS) is a collaborative European effort that aims to create a unified surveillance mechanism for pediatric HAIs and antibiotic use in Europe and to implement interventions to prevent HAIs and to promote antimicrobial stewardship (ASP). In December 2018, an electronic survey that included questions on HAI surveillance and prevention practices was created and disseminated among members of the RANIN network.

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CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY UNITS IN GREECE 2016-2018 - IMPACT OF AN INTERVENTION BUNDLE

I. Kopsidas, G. Tsopela , N. Molocha , D. Doganis , K. Kaisari , K. Katsibardi , E. Papakonstantinou , L. Petrikkos , M. Vousvouki , S. Maistreli , E. Kourkouni , T. Zaoutis  

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2019)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-11 May, 2019

BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and excess costs. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most common serious HAIs in neonates and children. The broad objectives of this study were to develop a CLABSI collaborative in pediatric oncology units in Greece and to implement an intervention to decrease CLABSI rates.

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Greek medical students’ perceptions, knowledge, and education about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance: a cross-sectional study

I. Kopsidas , G. Kurtzman , M. Mitrou , G.C. Tsopela , G. Papantoniou , E. Agathocleous , F. Alexiou , M. Belevegka , M.I. Karatza , M. Konstantinis , S. Prapiadou , C. Triantafyllou , N.M. Molocha , E. Kourkouni , T. Zaoutis  

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2019)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-11 May, 2019

BACKGROUND: Injudicious use of antibiotics is a major cause of antimicrobial resistance, which increases morbidity, mortality and health-care costs. WHO has highlighted the importance of undergraduate training in prudent antibiotic use. In Greece, a country burdened with high antibiotic consumption and resistance, little is known about students’ knowledge on antibiotic prescribing. We aimed to assess Greek medical students’ perceptions, knowledge, and education about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance(AMPR).

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LENGTH OF STAY, COST AND MORTALITY OF HEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN AND NEONATES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

S. Karagiannidou, C. Triantafyllou, T. Zaoutis, V. Papaevangelou, G. Kourlaba  

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2019)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-11 May, 2019

BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are associated with increased mortality, length of stay (LoS) and healthcare cost. Healthcare-acquired bloodstream infections (HA-BSIs) are the most common HAI in children and neonates. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to present the attributable mortality, LoS and healthcare cost of HA-BSIs in children and neonates.

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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENTS IN THREE PICUS IN GREECE

E. Chorianopoulou, C. Barbaresou, E. Chorafa, E. Iosifidis, I. Kopsidas, E. Kourkouni, M. Machaira, I. Papadatos, C. Tsirogianni, G. Tsopela, T. Zaoutis E  

37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2019)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6-11 May, 2019

BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and excess costs. Ventilator-associated events (VAEs) are HAIs associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and hospital death. The broad objective of this study was to develop a VAE collaborative in pediatric intensive care units and to present the results.

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