European surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is coordinated by the HAI-Net network of the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). HAI surveillance includes repeated point prevalence surveys, which are considered as a cost-effective alternative method for the surveillance of all types of HAIs. Currently HAI-Net coordinates five surveillance modules:

1. Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals

2. Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities

3. Surveillance of surgical site infections

4. Surveillance of HAIs in intensive care units

5. Surveillance of C. difficile infections

Updated: 20/04/2016