Difficult Pathogens II: Gram-Negative Bacteria– Describe the resistance mechanisms utilized by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producers, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii.
State current CLSI guideline recommendations for reporting susceptibility of these specific Gram-negative pathogens in an antibiogram.
Utilize information from an antibiogram to guide clinical decision-making when managing infections due to these specific Gram-negative pathogens.
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