A Practical Approach to Clinical Antibiotic Stewardship in the ICU Patient with Severe Infection.

  title={A Practical Approach to Clinical Antibiotic Stewardship in the ICU Patient with Severe Infection.},
  author={Jan Fierens and Pieter Depuydt and Jan J. De Waele},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={40 4},
Patients with severe infections are often treated with multiple courses of antibiotics in the intensive care unit (ICU), making the ICU a true antibiotic hotspot. The increasing incidence of multidrug resistance worldwide emphasizes the need for continued efforts in developing and implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. Using a pragmatic approach for the bedside clinical team, this review will highlight different key moments for antibiotic decision making throughout the course of the… 
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