The multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria is one of the leading causes of infection and healthcare-related infections, including bacteremia, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infection and wound infection. The bacteria is also one of the more notorious antimicrobial-resistant germs.
Health Facilities Management magazine reports that A. baumannii requires new cleaning protocols according to a recent study.
This study found that more than half the rooms found positive for the A. baumanni bacteria prior to cleaning remained contaminated after cleaning had been performed.
The HFM article notes that infection from this pathogen occurs in very ill, wounded or immunocompromised patients.