Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Nonfermenting aerobic gram negative bacillus

Epidemiology

Ubiquitous, water-associated pathogen, easily selected for by the administration of non-antipseudomonal antimicrobials

Common in hospital environment

Associated syndromes

May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites

Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections if patient has had multiple prior antimicrobials.

Additional Information

May require contact +/- droplet precautions if highly resistant