Resources for HALT 2011


The HSE- Health Protection Surveillance Centre is conducting a prevalence study of healthcare-associated infection and antibiotic use in Irish long term care facilities in May 2011.

This study will use the same protocol as that used in the called Healthcare associated Infection in European Long term Care Facilities (HALT project) 2010. As in 2010, this study will be a point prevalence survey. This means that on one day in May (selected by the long term care facility - LTCF), all patients on antibiotics will be reviewed, and by using specific definitions the type of infection (e.g. respiratory, urinary) will be selected.

Resources for 2011 HALT study may be found here