Infection prevention and control teams (IPCT) should be prepared for healthcare associated outbreaks of rare pathogens, for which there may be limited personal experience and no national guidelines. Should such outbreaks arise, the IPCT may be vulnerable to omission errors and possible delays in instigating appropriate investigations and control measures.
HPS has developed outbreak ‘cribcards’ to support IPCTs in prevention, preparedness and management (PPM) for healthcare associated outbreaks of rare pathogens. Can be used along with the HAI Outbreak Toolkit to reduce the risk of omission errors and support optimal outbreak management.
Evidence tables used to produce these cribcards are available from the Infection Control Team at firstname.lastname@example.org