Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Best practice, Care guideline
Over the last 5 years, the UK has seen a rapid increase in the incidence of infection and colonisation by multi-drug resistant carbapenemase-producing organisms. Unless we act now, spread of carbapenem-resistant bacteria will pose a significant threat to public health in the future. The Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae provides expert practical advice for frontline clinicians and staff to prevent or reduce spread of these bacteria into (and within) health and residential care settings. It also provides some basic public health risk assessment tools and information for the patient and their contacts.