EVALUATION OF ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTION PATTERN IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT OF A RURAL MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL.
Dr. Prashant Wadagbalkar, Dr. Swati Raipurkar, Dohare Nagesh, Saurabh Singh, Amritesh Ranjan
Neonates are most vulnerable to infections, due to which there is high mortality and morbidity. Antibiotics are the commonest drugs used in NICU, empirically, rationally or irrationally. This is a retrospective study over the period of 6 months from May 2015 to November 2015. Clinical, haematological, microbiological, biochemical, radiological & therapeutic data was collected, analyzed and evaluated from case papers from NICU. Drugs (antibiotics, dose, duration was noted Result: out of 200 patients127(63.5%) were treated rationally. Amikacin and Cefotaxime were commonest AMAs used. Conclusion: Antibiotic prescription policy be formulated and displayed in NICU, to promote rational prescription, to reduce the emergence of resistant strains and cost of treatment.
Keywords: Clinical, haematological, microbiological, biochemical, radiological & therapeutic.
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