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Protocol for National Enhanced Surveillance of Bacteraemia

Published on 16 January 2020

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Protocol for National Enhanced Surveillance of Bacteraemia.



This surveillance collects information by local case reviews. These reviews help identify the origin, primary source, and risk factors. This helps plan local and national quality improvement.

The enhanced surveillance systems currently included are:

  • Escherichia coli bacteraemia (ECB)
  • Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)
  • Klebsiella species bacteraemia (KSB)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia (PAB).

Disclaimer: Documents published before 16 March 2020 were produced by Health Protection Scotland (HPS).