Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) is a family of bacteria that produces an enzyme that breaks down carbapenem antibiotics so they no longer work – the bacteria are usually resistant to these and many other antibiotics. This consumer resource explains how people get infected and screening procedures for CPE.
This fact sheet includes information related to Action 5.14 in the NSQHS Standards and should be read in conjunction with Advisory AS18/15: Comprehensive Care Standard: Developing the comprehensive care plan.
This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.
Health service organisations are required to develop and implement systems and processes that support patient-clinician discussions about the patient’s preferences for care in the future, to document advance care plans, and to act on advance care plans as part of comprehensive care delivery and for the NSQHS Standards.