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 diseased airways and other sites
Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections including UTI, pneumonia - HAP/VAP, CNS, intra-abdominal, bacteremia, vascular catheter infection, burns/wound infection, osteomyelitis...
May require contact +/- droplet precautions if highly resistant