Antibiotic Guidelines in Intensive Care


General Comments

Emerging bacterial resistance is one of the major challenges facing modern intensive care.  It is the duty of all members of staff to actively participate in the appropriate use of anti-microbials, while adopting proven infection control behaviour.


All suggested drug (magnitude and frequency) given in this section are intended for the general population, with normal renal function.  When prescribing drugs in the elderly, and any patients with significant renal or hepatic insufficiency, you must allow for modified drug handling.


Page last reviewed: 09 May 2014