Guidance & Publications

Irish Guidance

International Guidance

ECDC Guidance - Infection prevention and control measures and tools for the prevention of entry of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae into healthcare settings. Published 2017

WHO Guidance - Guidelines for the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care facilities. Published 2017

Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Articles

Surveillance of CRE in Ireland - Epi Insight, Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2017

Enhanced surveillance of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in Ireland 2012 - Epi Insight, Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2013

Enhanced Surveillance of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in Ireland: 2011 - Epi-Insight, Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2012

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011 - Journal of Hospital Infection, November 2012 [epublication ahead of print]

Isolation of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pnemoniae in Ireland, July 2011 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 7, 16 February 2012

Study finds no CRE in Irish critical care units - Epi-Insight, Volume 12, Issue 10, October 2011

First isolation and outbreak of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital, March to June 2011 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 29, 21 July 2011

New study to detect prevalence of CRE hospital infection in Irish critical care units - Epi Insight, Volume 12, Issue 7, July 2011

CRE - update issued on laboratory detection and infection control measures - Epi Insight, Volume 12, Issue 5, May 2011

First identification of Class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 13, April 2009

Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities - MMWR, Volume 58, Issue 10, March 2009

Advice on Carbapenemase Producers: Recognition, infection control and treatment - HPA, UK

Laboratory Protocol for Detection of Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenamase-Producing, Klebsiella spp. and E. coli from Rectal Swabs - CDC, US

First identified case of VIM-producing Cabapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland associated with fatal outcome - Eurosurveillance, Volume 15, Issue 50, December 2010 

Controlling the spread of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negatives: therapeutic approach and infection control - Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 16, Number 2, February 2010

Last updated: 13 February 2017