Department of Health

Victorian guideline on Candida auris for health services

Key messages

  • This guideline applies to all paediatric and adult health services in Victoria. For the purpose of this guideline, the term 'health service' refers to public and private health services, hospitals and denominational hospitals that admit patients overnight.
  • The guidance also applies to all satellite haemodialysis units and day oncology units. Surgical day procedure centres are not within the scope of this guideline.
  • Recommendations in this guideline supplant all other state and national infection control guidelines related to the management of Candida auris (C. auris).
  • Any isolation of a suspected or confirmed C. auris (as defined in the glossary of this guideline) from clinical, screening or environmental samples are in scope.

Templates, forms and other supporting resources referred to within the guideline are available to be downloaded below.

Victorian guideline on C. auris for health services

C. auris surveillance data collection forms

The following forms are the C. auris surveillance data collection forms. When completed, forms are to be submitted to the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Unit, in the Communicable Diseases section at the Department of Health and Human Services (fax: 1300 651 170).

Part A is to be used for all confirmed human C. auris isolates whereas Part B is only used when the likelihood of transmission within a healthcare facility needs to be further investigated.

C. auris isolate referral forms (human and environmental)

The following form is to be used by diagnostic laboratories when referring any C. auris isolates to the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL).

Patient, staff and clinician information sheets

Example letters

Reviewed 30 August 2019


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