The main objective of our surveillance system is to run a prospective registry containing data on perinatal characteristics and risk factors associated with sepsis in very low birth weight (VLBW, ≤1500 g) infants admitted to Spanish neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
We are working to monitor the incidence of nosocomial sepsis, encouraging comparative analysis between hospitals and assessing interventions seeking to improve care quality, focused on the prevention of this type of infection.
Project PI 13/00587, conducted under the Spanish 2013-2016
Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation and jointly financed by the Sub-Directorate General for Research Assessment
and Promotion of the Carlos III Health Institute and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).