This guideline has been produced based on review of available literature on environmental screening; protocols developed by three Victorian healthcare facilities that have undertaken extensive environmental screening; and additional data on the sensitivity of CPE selective media for the identification of CPE from human clinical and screening samples gathered by the MDU PHL and from the literature.
Forms referred to within the guideline are available to be downloaded below.
Victorian guideline on environmental sampling for CPE
CPE environmental isolate referral form
The following form is to be used by diagnostic laboratories when referring any environmental isolates of CPE to the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL). Note that there are different forms for human and environmental isolates and the form below is only for environmental samples.