Infectious Disease Specialist, Saskatoon
Project: Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Use in the ICU
Studies have shown that 30% of antibiotics prescribed in intensive care units (ICUs) are unnecessary or inappropriate. Effective strategies for promoting judicious antimicrobial prescribing in this care setting must take into account the critical conditions of ICU patients and the collaborative approach to care on these units. For his CQIP project, Dr. Peermohamed and a pharmacist met with the ICU team in-person three times per week to discuss all patients actively receiving antibiotics; after these meetings, they provided recommendations to the ICU team. View his poster to learn more about his project!