Gram negative bacillus that has potential to produce "broad-spectrum" beta-lactamases that can hydrolyze penicillins and cephalosporins.
Providencia spp. can be isolated in culture from urine, blood or wound and are typically nosocomial pathogens
Hospital acquired pneumonia
Urinary tract infection
Prosthetic device and line infections
Patients with isolation of AmpC producing organisms may require contact precautions.