Surveillance Resources

NeoIPC Surveillance Toolkit

This page contains the protocols and data sheets necessary for carrying out surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in neonatology using the system developed by the NeoIPC Consortium. The protocol provides methodological reference and offers support for carrying out HAI surveillance in neonatal units, whether they are taking part in the NeoDeco study or not. Click here for instructions on how to take part in the NeoIPC Surveillance.

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Surveillance protocol – Core module

Infection Surveillance for Neonatology – Core Module: Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW)/Very Preterm (VP) Infants

Data collection sheets


Master Data Collection Sheet

Patient Progress Chart

Surgical Procedure Datasheet

Pseudonymization Table Datasheet

Pseudonymization Table (.xlsx)

Pseudonymization Table (.ods)


Infection Definitions

Primary Blood Stream Infection (BSI) Datasheet

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Datasheet

Pneumonia (PN) Datasheet

Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Datasheet

DHIS2 online platform

DHIS2 platform

DHIS2 User Access Request Form

Abstractor’s Manual for DHIS2 Platform


Part 1: Surveillance of nosocomial infections – what, why?

By Brar Piening, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Part 2: Methods of the NeoIPC infection surveillance system

By Gizem Karadağ, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Part 3: Infection definition criteria

By Gizem Karadağ, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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