Department of Health

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae - management guidelines

The Victorian guideline on CPE for health services - version 2.1, 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 CPE organisms 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 Enterobacteriaceae Surveillance and Response Unit (VCRSU) section.

Surveillance data on CPE in Victoria are available through interactive infectious disease report page.

Reviewed 14 May 2018


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