Treatment of ESBLs

If an ESBL infection is identified

Nursing Care

Assess for further signs of infection

Ensure contact precautions are taken with residents infected or colonized with ESBL

When possible, residents with ESBL will have a single room

ESBL residents will be attended by healthcare workers wearing gloves and gowns

Visitors might also be asked to wear gloves and gowns

Healthcare providers and visitors remove their gowns and gloves upon leaving the room

Promote antimicrobial stewardship

Educate on lifestyle remedies such as hygiene importance and nutrition 



ESBL bacteria may be killed or inhibited from growing by different antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. Colistin, is prescribed in rare cases when other medications have failed to stop the ESBL infection.