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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 329-331

Research Article

Point prevalence study–assessment of antibiotics given in critical care units

T K Sukumar1, Boloor R2, Kishor N3

1,3PG Student, 2Professor and HOD, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

Proper and timely use of antibiotics is mandatory to control infectious diseases and strict monitoring of it is essential to prevent emergence of drug resistance. The study was performed in teaching hospital with all medical specialities. Point Prevalence study was done once a month for four months in the year 2015. Data on demographics, infections and antibiotic therapy were gathered. The antibacterial therapy was assessed according to local Hospital Antibiotic Policy. A total of 69.23% of the 78 patients were receiving antibiotic therapy. 34.2% of patients were receiving antibiotic therapy that was not according to the Hospital Antibiotic Policy. Prevalence study proved to be helpful in updating the Hospital Antibiotic Policy.