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November 17, 2017

Antimicrobial Resistance: CALL FOR ACTION

3 top strategies to fight antimicrobial resistance in the ICU

 

To support the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antiobiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, the ANTARCTICA (ANTimicrobiAl Resistance CriTIcal CAre) – coalition, launched a call for increased awareness and action among intensive care and infectious diseases healthcare professionals to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR) development in critically ill patients. (Read the ANTARCTICA coalition statement on AMR in the ICU here).

In this icTV video, ESICM Infection section Chair Jan De Waele discusses the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant infections in intensive care and offers 3 top strategies that intensive care professionals can start using today to help fight the development of AMR in their ICU:



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