Antibiograms

Cumulative Antibiograms (2015) for Hunter New England regions: see http://aimed.net.au/antibiograms/.

Cumulative antibiograms provide a summary of current bacterial antimicrobial susceptibility for key pathogens in urine and non-urine specimens. The antibiogram reports also include analyses of bloodstream  infections , community and healthcare -associated and key bacterial antibiotic resistances in such events.  Treatment recommendations based on Therapeutic Guidelines, Antibiotic, Edition 15, 2014 are included in each report.

AIMED- Pathology North Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource site www.aimed.net.au  

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 Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines and Resources (Hunter New England LHD)

  • Internet accessible current HNE LHD Guidelines relating to infection management  are available from http://aimed.net.au/hne-guidelines/
  • HealthPathways: https://hne.healthpathways.org.au/index.htm  (password protected site for GPs and HNE healthcare staff) contains many new localised guidelines including:
    • Recurrrent staphylococcal infection
    • MRSA infection
    • Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO)

Epidemiological Reports

Staphylococcus aureus

  • Community SAB analysis 2008-2013 (Hunter New England May 2014) Community Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections - incidence, mortality, genotypes and %MRSA
  • HCA SAB 2015 June (Hunter New England Sept 2015) Healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections - incidence, rates and %MRSA to end of June 2015

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Escherichia coli and related Enterobacteriaceae

Infection Prevention & Control

Essential resources and who to call when there is a problem or question:  https://aimed.net.au/infection-control/

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