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Infection Surveillance

The procedure for infection surveillance is described in the Protocol for HAI surveillance on ICUs. The three most common healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on ICUs--infections of the lower respiratory tract, bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections--must be assessed. Device use is also taken into account (e.g. CVCs, UTC, intubation). The assessment of further infections (e.g. ventricular drainage-associated meningitis) is optional.