Guidance

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: acute trusts toolkit

Practical advice to prevent or reduce the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in health and residential care settings.

Documents

CPE toolkit review and update: position statement

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: early detection, management and control toolkit for acute trusts

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae management and control: questions and answers for health professionals

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae management and control: literature and resources

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: risk assessment matrix for infection prevention and control

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae awareness: letter to NHS trust executives and directors of nursing

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infection risk assessment: letter to NHS trust executives and directors of nursing

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Details

Includes CPE public health risk assessment tools, plans to update the CPE toolkits and information for patients and their contacts.

See also UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations P 8: Laboratory detection and reporting of bacteria with carbapenem-hydrolysing ß-lactamases (carbapenemases).

Further guidance for community and non-acute healthcare settings is also available in the Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: non-acute and community toolkit.

Published 19 June 2014
Last updated 5 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'CPE toolkit review and update position statement'.
  2. First published.