01-OCT-2018: Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care organises CME on 'Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU - Fight against Microbial Resistance'
Aligarh, October 1: As Organizations across the world commit to fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), a grave threat to public health, the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) threw light on the issue with a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on 'Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU - Fight against Microbial Resistance'.
Attending the CME as the Chief Guest, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that the topic of the CME is very relevant and pertinent as it is about a problem which needs to be addressed stringently.
He laid emphasis on appropriate antibiotic selection and expressed concern on the development of resistance in bacteria against a number of antimicrobials. Prof Mansoor pointed out that very few antibiotics are left for us to treat critically ill patients and this will finally add to the cost of treatment.
The Vice Chancellor delineated commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, focusing on areas of stewardship such as responsible antibiotic use, reducing the need for medically important antibiotics in livestock, and significantly investing in researching new alternatives.
Praising the ICU care in JNMC, Prof Mansoor emphasised that since a majority of patients in JNMC are from low socio-economic status and they are being treated at a very nominal cost.
On the occasion, Prof Syed Moied Ahmed, Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care said that the 'War between the organism and human beings has already been declared and the world is left with very few molecules to fight back.'
He asserted that it is the high time that we use molecules very judiciously and strategically and the roles of hospital infection control committees and formulation of antimicrobial policies to prevent irrational use of antibiotics in critically ill patients is very important.
Dr Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Indian College of Critical Care Medicine (ICCCM), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi; Dr Vinod Singh, Academic Co-ordinator, ICCCM and Dr Debashish Dhar, Senior Consultant, ICCCM delivered lectures on general principles of antibiotic use in ICU, importance of initial empirical antibiotic therapy in septic shock patients, factors deciding the empirical antibiotic therapy in hospital acquired infections and the role of antibiotic stewardship in ICU.
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine welcomed the guests, while Prof Qazi E Ali proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Shahna Ali, Dr Farah Kazmi and Dr Manazir Ali conducted the programme.
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Related PicturesAMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor during the CME on Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU
CME on Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU at JNMC
Resource persons of the CME on Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU