Toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Scottish acute settings

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

This guidance contains a set of recommendations based on scientific evidence (where available) and consensus of expert opinion to prevent cross transmission of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPEs) within acute healthcare settings in NHSScotland.

This toolkit has been adapted from Public Health England’s (PHE) “Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae” and takes account of recent published UK guidance on multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) from the Healthcare Infection Society. It supersedes the Scottish Interim Guidance, “Non-prescribing control measures to prevent cross-transmission of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae”, published in June 2013.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance