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Healthcare-Associated Infections Network (HAI-Net)

Last modified at 4/21/2016 9:28 PM by Vladimir Prikazsky

The Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) is a European network for the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The network is coordinated by the ECDC.


Activities of the Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) are:


  1. ECDC surveillance of surgical site infections (SSIs) (included in the TESSy system);
  2. ECDC surveillance of HAI in intensive care units (ICUs) (included in the TESSy system);
  3. ECDC point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals;
  4. surveillance of HAI and related practices in European long-term care facilities (LTCFs);
  5. supporting capacity building for the surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs);
  6. infection control structure and process indicators (SPI);
  7. antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections epidemic intelligence system (ARHAI EPIS);
  8. training activities.



Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies

Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)