7/11 Post Conf Janel Cruz (Acinetobacter (Has the capacity to become…
7/11 Post Conf Janel Cruz
Can survive on the skin or dry surface for weeks.
Has the capacity to become resistant to many antibiotic
Resistant to: penicillin, chloramphenicol and aminoglycosides
Most cases are seen in intensive care units. Usually A. Baumannii
Risk factor: weakened immune system, chronic lung disease or diabetes, long term intubation, associated with ventilator pnuemonia Pose a low risk to healthy people.
spread through direct contact and droplet
Treatment: Imipenem or meropenem but there is a steady rise in carbapenem resistance.
Commonly occur in soil and water.. Some species can survive exposure to common disinfectants and a broad range of temperatures.
May enter the blood stream. UTI's with this is associated with frequent catheterzation
She noted that if there is more than 100ml of residual that we needed to send them to the hospital.
The nurse also noted explained the different medications she was giving.
Valproic Acid: for seizure
Helped with ADL
The nurse calmly answered the inquiry of a family member
Patient. Med. Dose. Route. Time