Department of Health

Carbapenemase-producing organisms - management guidelines

The Victorian guideline on CPO for health services - version 1.0, Victorian guideline on CPE for long-term residential care facilities and the Victorian guideline on environmental sampling for CPE are available to download from this page, along with associated forms, templates and resources.

For the list of current transmission risk areas (TRAs) see the VICNISS Coordinating CentreExternal Link website. Approved access to the VICNISS portal from your health service or facility infection control lead is required to be able to view the TRA list.

Information on the antimicrobial resistance patterns in Victorian CPO received at the MDU PHL since 2012 by species, carbapenemase gene and travel history is available on the MDU PHLExternal Link website in the Victorian Carbapenemase-producing organism Surveillance and Response Unit (VCRSU) section.

Surveillance data on CPO in Victoria are available through Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales surveillance report.

Reviewed 18 September 2023


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