Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

General Information

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam
  • Ceftazidime
  • Meropenem
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Fluoroquinolones (except moxifloxacin)

Nonfermenting, aerobic, gram-negative bacillus

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

  • Common nosocomial pathogen

  • UTIs

  • Pneumonia (HAP/VAP)

  • Meningitis (post-surgical, TBIs)

  • Bacteremia


  • Complicated ABSSSIs

  • Osteomyelitis

  • May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites

May require contact precautions if highly resistant