Most of the patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are treated with antibiotics and this level seems to be constant over the last decade. The reasons for the overuse of antibiotics include difficulties in diagnosing infections in ICU patients, unnecessary combination therapy with two or more antibiotics, prolonged prophylaxis, and prolonged antibiotic courses beyond recommended durations. In parallel inadequate use of antibiotics increases resistance, making it challenging to treat infectious bacteria.
This global trend is observed also in the Scandinavian ICU and our colleges from Scandinavia explain their experience in the following webinar.
This webinar is organised by the ESICM & SSAI – Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.
Aims & Objectives
- To learn about antibiotic resistance patterns in Scandinavia and value of close collaboration with infectious disease specialists
- To discuss the concentration of antibiotics in critically ill patients and the way to adjust in patients presenting renal failure and/or CRRT
- To present the new research projects on antibiotic treatment in the ICU – the pragmatic Scandinavian way
Topics & Speakers
“Antibiotics resistance patterns in Scandinavia and the value of close collaboration with infectious diseases specialists“
Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
“Concentration of antibiotics in critically ill patients – are we on target? “
Oslo University Hospital, Norway
“Antibiotics in critically ill patients with renal failure and/or CRRT – when and how to adjust?“
Associate professor, Helsinki, Finland
“New research projects on antibiotic treatment in the ICU – the pragmatic Scandinavian way. “
Associate professor, Lunds University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Associate professor, ESICM National representative Denmark
ESICM National representative Norway
Professor, ESICM National representative Finland
Professor, ESICM National representative Sweden