Microbiological surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship minimise the need for ultrabroad-spectrum combination therapy for treatment of nosocomial infections in a trauma intensive care unit: an audit of an evidence-based empiric antimicrobial policy.

@article{Ramsamy2013MicrobiologicalSA,
  title={Microbiological surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship minimise the need for ultrabroad-spectrum combination therapy for treatment of nosocomial infections in a trauma intensive care unit: an audit of an evidence-based empiric antimicrobial policy.},
  author={Yogandree Ramsamy and David James Jackson Muckart and Khine Swe Swe Han},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={371-6}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are a major cause of morbidity in the critically injured, and the incidence of resistant strains of bacteria is increasing. Management requires a strategy that achieves accurate empiric cover without antibiotic overuse - a goal that may be achieved by surveillance and antibiotic stewardship. OBJECTIVES With the aim of… CONTINUE READING