Pathogens
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Susceptibilities

General Information

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam

  • Ceftazidime

  • Meropenem

  • Imipenem

  • 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

  • CLABSIs

  • Complicated ABSSSIs

  • Osteomyelitis

  • May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites

May require contact precautions if highly resistant