IPC Working Group Paper

 

ISAC's Infection Control and Prevention Working Group have published the following paper:

Control of Candida auris in healthcare institutions: Outcome of an International Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy expert meeting.

Abstract

Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging fungal pathogen causing invasive infections and outbreaks that have been difficult to control in healthcare facilities worldwide. There is a lack of current evidence for pragmatic infection prevention and control recommendations. The aim of this paper was to review the epidemiology of C. auris and identify best practices with a panel of experts, in order to provide guidance and recommendations for infection prevention and control measures based on available scientific evidence, existing guidelines and expert opinion. The Infection Prevention and Control working group of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy organised an expert meeting with infection prevention and mycology experts to review recommendations for healthcare workers on infection prevention and control measures for C. auris at inpatient healthcare facilities. The most common interventions included: screening, standard precautions, cleaning and disinfection, inpatient transfer, outbreak management, decolonisation, and treatment.

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