Antibiotic audit in medicine intensive care unit of tertiary care centre: A must do exercise

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2021 Apr 7:S0255-0857(21)00046-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2021.03.016. Online ahead of print.


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to the humanity now a days. To prevent it, the first step is to know about our antibiotic practices. So we conducted a retrospective study in our intensive care unit to know what empirical antibiotic we are prescribing in suspected sepsis patients and their rationality too. We found that dual antibiotics were given in majority and the third generation cephalosporin was the most commonly prescribed antibiotic. Rational combinations according to the antibiotic policies were given in 73.7% of patients. Audit is the first step in continuous quality improvement which intend to gohead.

PMID:33838952 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijmmb.2021.03.016