Guidelines for the Control of Multidrug-resistant Organisms in New Zealand

Published online: 
02 December 2007

Summary

The Guidelines for the Control of Multidrug-resistant Organisms in New Zealand are a resource, for DHBs to develop own their local guidelines to control Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).

The Guidelines for the Control of Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in New Zealand provide general advice on MDRO control

The Guidelines include:

  • antibiotic stewardship
  • modes of transmission and risk factors
  • management of patients with MDROs in health care facilities
  • screening
  • management of staff
  • transfer of patients between institutions
  • additional measures in the event of an outbreak
  • management in the community
  • surveillance, microbiological methods and treatment.

There are separate MRSA guidelines, (Guidelines for the Control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in New Zealand), and these should be read in conjunction with the MDRO guidelines.

Health care facilities should also have their own guidelines and policy for the management of MDRO based on best practice and current advice.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 December 2007
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 December 2007
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31224-9
  • HP number:
    4479
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2007. Guidelines for the Control of Multidrug-resistant Organisms in New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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