Which infection control measures prevent the spread of Klebsiella infection?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Follow hospital protocols for infection control to limit the spread of infection and resistant organisms. Restricting certain antibiotic use for specific indications and duration may help prevent the spread of resistant organisms.

Proper hand washing is crucial to prevent transmission from patient to patient via medical personnel. Contact isolation should be used for patients colonized or infected with highly antibiotic–resistant Klebsiella strains, such as ESBL-producing organisms.

Single-use devices may minimize transmission from contaminated equipment.


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