Guidance

Carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria enhanced surveillance: ERS data collection manual

Describes the core and enhanced datasets in the electronic reporting system (ERS) for the enhanced surveillance of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria.

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Electronic reporting system enhanced surveillance of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria: data collection manual

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The ERS serves 2 main functions as a system for:

  • laboratories to request full characterisation of Gram-negative bacteria where expression of an acquired carbapenemase is suspected
  • NHS Trusts to submit enhanced surveillance data

This guidance describes the 3 surveillance sections requiring data entry in the ERS:

  • core dataset
  • enhanced dataset: all patients
  • enhanced dataset: admitted patients
Published 30 April 2015
Last updated 12 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect changes following a system upgrade on 11 July 2016.
  2. First published.