Reducing Antimicrobial USE and Nosocomial INfections in KIDS
A multinational collaborative consortium against pediatric HAIs and antibiotic use
with the aim of using data to design and implement sustainable interventions.
The reality in pediatrics
There is a critical need in Europe for
uniform data collection on HAIs and antibiotic use, as well as for
interventions to reduce HAIs and to promote the judicious use of antibiotics.
RANIN KIDS Goals
The long-term goal of RANIN-KIDS is to achieve optimal clinical outcomes among pediatric patients in Europe by fighting HAIs and reducing the non-judicious use of antibiotics.
Our first immediate goal was to create a multinational collaborative consortium that will design and implement a unified European surveillance mechanism for pediatric HAIs and antibiotic use. This surveillance will be conducted in pediatric hospitals or single units (e.g. general pediatric, NICU, PICU, pediatric oncology) using uniform methods and shared definitions. The consortium will constitute an adaptive network, expanding to include any collaborators who express interest and commitment, and allowing direct communication and the circulation of ideas among members.
Our second immediate goal is to use that data to design and implement sustainable interventions to prevent HAIs and promote ASP in pediatric settings throughout the countries in the consortium.
In January 2019, the efforts were supported and enhanced by collaborating with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP)
What We Have Achieved so Far
One of the first undertakings of the group was to describe the landscape of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs in Europe.
So far, RANIN-KIDS has established a surveillance mechanism for Hand Hygiene compliance in 9 different PICUs in 6 countries (Estonia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Switzerland) using WHO’s “5 moments of hand hygiene” methodology and developing self-training modules and unique data collection tools. The results have already been presented in European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases conference (Abstract O052 / #1277) (ESPID, 2020) and has been awarded the “2021 ESPID’s Research Networking Presentation Award”. Manuscript is to be submitted soon.
At the same time the RANIN-KIDS network has managed to generate important data on surgical prophylaxis in 10 units in 6 countries (Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain) that identified targets for improvement in antibiotic use in pediatric surgery that can be easily attainable. This too has been presented in European conference (O066 / #1452) (ESPID, 2020)
You can find the abstracts here.
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