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Carbapenem resistance: implementation of an enhanced surveillance system

Development of an electronic reporting system for the enhanced surveillance of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria.

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Carbapenem resistance: implementation of an enhanced surveillance system

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The programme includes introduction of a web-based electronic reporting system (ERS) that will allow laboratories to request confirmation and characterisation of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria where expression of an acquired carbapenemase is suspected and facilitate the reporting of bacteraemias caused by carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. The ERS will collect information on patient demographics, submitting laboratory (including specimen and Trust details), healthcare setting and risk factors.

Published 16 January 2015