The “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals” protocol has the following inclusion/exclusion criteria:
Excluded: accident & emergency department (except for wards attached to A&E departments where patients are monitored for more than 24 hours).
Figure 1 Examples of included and excluded patients in the point prevalence survey.
Legend. W1: ward 1, W2: ward 2
Further specifications for inclusion/exclusion criteria:
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)