Extended-spectrum ß-lactamases (ESBL)
(most commonly seen in E. coli and Klebsiella spp)
NB: Other multiresistant organisms may be transmitted nosocomially. Consultation with Infection Prevention and Control is recommended.
Body fluids or secretions containing organism
Mode of Transmission
|Precautions||Acute Care||Long Term Care|
|Single Room||Contact site Infection Prevention and Control personnel for specific instructions.||Assess each situation individually.|
|Gloves||Contact site Infection Prevention and Control personnel for specific instructions.||If in direct contact with colonized or infected body fluids/secretions. Hand hygiene at all times when entering or leaving patient room.|
|Gowns||Contact site Infection Prevention and Control personnel for specific instructions.||If direct contact with colonized or infected body fluids or secretions.|
Duration of Precautions
- Consult Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) regarding precautions.