Department of Health

CPE information for staff of residential care facilities

Multi-resistant organisms are bacteria that have developed resistance to a number of commonly used antibiotics. One example of a multi-resistant organism is carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae commonly referred to by its initials CPE. Whilst CPE is common in some overseas health care settings, it remains rare in Victoria. This information sheet will provide guidance to staff of residential and aged care facilities on how to provide care to residents who have been found to have CPE in order to reduce the risk of spreading CPE to other residents. There is also important information on transferring any resident with CPE to hospital or other care settings. Note: This information sheet is interim until the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) develops specific guidelines on CPE for residential care facilities.


Date published
24 Oct 2016
2 pages

Reviewed 25 October 2016

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