EUCIC Local Module: Infection Prevention and Control
European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Improving antibiotic prescription and infection control on the Emergency Room
Module objectives: Emergency Rooms (ERs) are challenging: time is scarce; the workload is great; medical teams are not constant; awareness and expertise can be improved. A signifi cant number of ER admitted patients are infected, requiring early detection of severe situations and adequate antimicrobial therapy. Typically, ERs are the first place for antimicrobial decision, which should be timely and appropriately ...