Working Party Guidance on the Control of MultiResistant Acinetobacter Outbreaks | National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)

Working Party Guidance on the Control of MultiResistant Acinetobacter Outbreaks

Best practice, Review
Abstract: 
Many hospitals in England are encountering problems with multi-resistant Acinetobacter spp. Attempts to limit the spread of such strains led to calls for guidance on control. In the absence of national guidelines and a systematic review of the subject, this expert guidance was developed by a working group representing the Association of Medical Microbiologists (AMM), British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), Health Protection Agency (HPA), Hospital Infection Society (HIS), Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA), and Department of Health (DH). It was issued on the HPA website in June 2005 and further views were explored at two meetings of Infection Control Teams from many of the affected hospitals, and relevant experts. This is the first update of the guidance and it is our intention to review it periodically in the light of new evidence for prevention and control. Publication available in Pdf format at http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1194947325341
Authors: 
The Association of Medical Microbiologists (AMM)British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)Health Protection Agency (HPA)Hospital Infection Society (HIS)Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA)and Department of Health (DH)
Category: 
Control
Management
Prevention