The objectives of the 2017 Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) were to:
- Measure the prevalence of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and to describe the types of HAI occurring in LTCF.
- Measure the prevalence of antimicrobial use and describe the types of antimicrobials prescribed.
- Describe the organisation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
- Identify priority areas for interventions to prevent and control HAI and improve antimicrobial prescribing.
- Identify priority areas for training and/or additional IPC and antimicrobial stewardship resources.
- Contribute to the Europe-wide HALT-3 study.
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