Nonfermenting aerobic gram negative bacillus
Ubiquitous, water-associated pathogen, easily selected for by the administration of non-antipseudomonal antimicrobials.
Common in hospital environment.
May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites
Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections including:
Pneumonia - HAP/VAP
Vascular catheter infection
May require contact precautions if highly resistant (MDR or CPR)