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Point prevalence study determining the inpatient rate of carbapenemase-producing organisms at a large NHS trust in the UK

Henderson, J; Ciesielczuk, H; Nelson, S; Wilks, M

Authors

J Henderson

H Ciesielczuk

M Wilks



Abstract

A point prevalence study (PPS) to determine the carriage rate of carbapenemase producing organisms (CPOs) was performed across 4 sites at Barts Health NHS Trust (BHT), encompassing 2.5 million patients across three London boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.
Renal patients were found to be at higher risk of acquisition of a CPO compared to other specialities, possibly caused by the presence of indwelling devices.
The prevalence of CPOs across all sites of BHT demonstrates NDM to be the most frequently detected, followed by OXA-48-like carbapenemases. This PPS allowed us to determine the risk of carriage within our own patient population and subsequently implement a screening protocol based upon these findings.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Apr 13, 2019
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Henderson, J., Ciesielczuk, H., Nelson, S., & Wilks, M. (2019, April). Point prevalence study determining the inpatient rate of carbapenemase-producing organisms at a large NHS trust in the UK. Poster presented at 29th European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 29th European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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