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PHE carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae toolkit published

The toolkit includes practical advice for clinicians and frontline staff in acute care settings.

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In the last 5 years England has seen a rapid increase in the incidence of infection and colonisation by multi-drug resistant carbapenemase-producing organisms. This reflects similar problems worldwide and indicates the urgent need for guidance, particularly on infection prevention and control management.

Public Health England has published the Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. It provides expert advice on the management of these organisms to prevent and reduce spread into (and within) health and residential care settings.

The toolkit includes practical advice for clinicians and staff at the frontline in acute care settings. It also provides some basic public health risk assessment tools and advice and information for the patient.

Published 6 December 2013