The goal of this Acinetobacter baumannii continuing education program is to inform nurses about A. baumannii, a potentially untreatable hospital-acquired pathogen that is becoming more common in hospitals. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- List the two main features that make A. baumannii a dangerous pathogen.
- Identify the risk factors for infections with A. baumannii.
- Determine the steps needed to control A. baumannii transmission in hospitals.