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 Bugs Causing Nosocomial Infections
Bug
Key associations
Escherichia coli UTI/urinary catheterization
Staphylococcus aureus Wound infection
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Burns, respirators ("AIRuginosa")
Legionella pneumophila Water aerosols
CMV, RSV Neonates in nursery
Proteus mirabilis UTI/urinary catheterization
HBV Healthcare workers in dialysis unit
Candida albicans Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • UTI = think E. coli
  • Wound = think S. aureus
  • Burns = think Pseudomonas
  • Water = think Legionella
 

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