Consult ID if multi-drug resistant.
Resistant aerobic Gram negative coccobacillus
Generally causes nosocomial infection in North America and can occur in outbreaks in this setting.
Infections seen in military personnel in war zones, nursing facilities as well as natural disaster settings, i.e. tsunami/earthquake
Biofilm infections of prosthetic devices
May be a colonizer
Contact Precautions if resistant to meropenem
For multidrug resistant Acinetobacter, Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation/management and infection control measures
Patients identified as positive for MDR Acinetobacter must remain in contact precautions for the duration of hospitalization and for each readmission.