Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Standard Precautions

General Information

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 tracheostomy and other sites

Important pathogen in cystic fibrosis and nosocomial infections

May require contact +/- droplet precautions if highly resistant