Do not forget to indicate in the patient health documentation (discharge letter or document for transfer to another healthcare facility) any positivity to alert microorganisms *

The indication of the positivity to alert microorganisms in the letter of discharge or in the transfer document to another healthcare facility represents an essential information to ensure the correct patient management both at home and in healthcare facility.
The indication of the patient positivity allows healthcare professionals, general practitioner and family members to take the appropriate precautions and to use the most appropriate antibiotics.

*Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridioides difficile, Klebsiella pneumoniae and other carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteria, carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), and any further microorganisms locally identified as alert.


1. Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Linda Chiarello L, the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Management of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006 (last update: February 15, 2017). Disponibile su:
2. Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Multidrug- resistant Organisms (MDRO) excluding MRSA in the healthcare setting. Royal College for Physicians of Ireland, 2012.
3. Canterbury Guidelines for the Control of MDRO; review 2014.



Attention. Please note that these items are provided only for information and are not intended as a substitute for consultation with a clinician. Patients with any specific questions about the items on this list or their individual situation should consult their clinician.