Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Guide - Resources

Enterobacteriaceae are the largest family of gram-negative bacteria causing human infection. CPE are members of the Enterobacteriaceae that are resistant to carbapenems, a class of ‘last resort’ antibiotics used for treating serious infections.

The Commission has recently updated the resources to support the recommendations for the management and testing of patients with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). The CPE Guide and information sheets contain up to date recommendations for the management and control of CPE within Australian health facilities.

The guide is also under the final stages of review. It is divided into five sections: Planning, preparation and prevention; CPE screening and surveillance; Strategies to reduce CPE transmission; Outbreak management; and Laboratory screening and confirmation methods.

Supporting resources

The following resources have been developed to assist health services to respond to CPE. The resources have been revised to reflect the updates to the CPE guide: