Avoiding over-use of antibiotics in the ICU Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a worldwide issue and patients in ICU are at risk. The WHO (World Health Organisation) has identified AMR as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Giving antibiotics without diagnosing infection in patients, combined with general over-prescribing of antibiotics by […]
CAN WE PREVENT VENTILATORY INDUCED LUNG INJURY?
EJRC Article Review Patients with burn injuries may experience marked pharmacokinetic (PK) changes compared to healthy volunteers and patients admitted without burn injuries. These PK changes are related to both specific pathophysiologic alterations and the frequent use of supportive therapy in burn injury patients. Therefore, achieving adequate antibiotic drug concentrations in burn patients is challenging1. […]
The 3 Key Factors In this icTV video from our continuing Sepsis Series, Ricard Ferrer Roca outlines the main factors to consider in the use of antimicrobials in patients with sepsis. For more information and treatment guidelines, please visit the Surviving Sepsis Campaign website. […]