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Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and Training

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241928

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 887 004,82

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 934

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

Objective

The aim of PROHIBIT is to understand existing guidelines and practices to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI) in European hospitals, identify factors that enable and prevent compliance with best practices, and test the effectiveness of interventions of known efficacy. The project will employ a mixed-methods approach combining the strengths of qualitative research, survey methods, observational and experimental designs. First, we will systematically review current guidelines on prevention of the most common HAIs within the EU, as well as schemes for surveillance and public reporting. Next, we will conduct a large-scale survey of what is actually being done in European hospitals, determining factors, and how these relate to bloodstream infection rates. The project will then focus on catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), a highly transmissible and reliably measured HAI, in a selected sample of European hospitals. In-depth interviews of healthcare staff and direct observation will be used to measure compliance with key prevention practices. A randomized effectiveness trial using a stepped wedge design will be conducted in intensive care units to determine the uptake and impact of 2 interventions (WHO hand hygiene protocol and so-called catheter bundle) on CRBSI as well as clinical and utilization outcomes. The information will be synthesized to develop recommendations for the EU, policy makers, managers and medical professionals to prevent HAI. Dissemination will include instructional workshops and on-line training materials.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Address

Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 883 041,98

Administrative Contact

Didier Pittet (Prof.)

Participants (8)

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 985 908,56

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 488

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 360 600

CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL DE MARSEILLE ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE-HOPITAUX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 800

ORSZAGOS EPIDEMIOLOGIAI KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 25 800

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 425,46

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 44 550

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 46 320

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241928

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 887 004,82

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 934

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland