Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae CPE Trust Guidelines for the Management of V1.1
This guideline has been written to prevent or reduce the spread of CPE infections within our healthcare setting at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The objective of this guideline is to inform staff about the toolkit and give guidance on implementing its advice into clinical practice within the Trust.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.