Surveillance of resistance in the Infectious Disease Surveillance Information System for Antibiotic Resistance (ISIS-AR; RIVM and NVvM)

In the context of ISIS-AR, different combinations of partners check to see how often both ordinary and particularly resistant microorganisms occur.

Surveillance of antibiotic use

RIVM explores different ways of using antibiotics, both inside healthcare institutions and elsewhere. The collected data is published annually in Nethmap. 

Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections

People in hospitals and nursing homes are relatively vulnerable, so infections with resistant bacteria are a regular occurrence there. RIVM is obtaining details of these healthcare-associated infections via: PREZIES

Surveillance of antibiotic resistance and use in the livestock industry

RIVM uses surveillance to collect data on zoonotic bacteria. In this way it makes an annual contribution to the MARAN (Monitoring of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Usage in Animals in the Netherlands) report.

Signalling outbreaks within healthcare institutions

The Hospital-acquired Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Group (SO-ZI/AMR) was established to coordinate the signalling of outbreaks of healthcare associated infections, the assessment of incidents and the support of efforts to combat the spread of and infections with such bacteria.