“MDR-Pseudomonas: Another Horse of the Apocalypse”. Jeanette Harris MS, MSM, MT(ASCP), CIC MultiCare Health System Tacoma, WA. MultiCare Infection Prevention team. Jeanette with Marcia, Steve, Sue, Stacia and Roxy. Pseudomonas sp. '' Pseudomonad'' = 'false unit'
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Jeanette Harris MS, MSM, MT(ASCP), CIC
MultiCare Health System
Stacia and Roxy
Capable of growing in diesel and jet fuel---WILL be a part of the oil spill
Event: 11.8 times higher incidence of Hospital Pseudomonas aeruginosa Respiratory
Isolates from ICU.
Active period (3 months) compared to base line period (9 months)
Not ZERO….but MUCH better
Pseudomonas bioremediation was used was the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
…..remember, Pseudomonas eats EVERYTHING!
Clean-up crews use the Pseudomonas putida bacteria to decontaminate soil polluted by oil spills.