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The Effect of Carbapenem Restriction Policy on the Rate of Hospital Infections Due To Resistant Microorganisms in the Intensive Care Unit [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 333-336 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.00087

The Effect of Carbapenem Restriction Policy on the Rate of Hospital Infections Due To Resistant Microorganisms in the Intensive Care Unit

Zeynep Türe1, Gökşen Öz2, Tuğba Demirel Güğül1, Şerife Çetin3, Tuğba Bulut3, Saliha Aydın1, Ilhami Çelik1
1Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Intensive Care Unit of Anesthesia and Reanimation, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Infection Control Committee, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Introduction: In this study, the effect of carbapenem restriction on the infection rate and antibiotic susceptibility was investigated.
Method: The study period was divided into two periods called as: carbapenem free period (CFP) and carbapenem-restricted period (CRP). The usage rate of antipseudomonal carbapenem, the incidence of nosocomial infection, invasive device days, the causative microorganisms and antibiotic susceptibility were compared.
Results: In the CFP, the nosocomial infection density was 40.95 ± 19.02 in 1000 patient days, and 20.71 ± 4.28 in 1000 patient days in the CRP. No significant difference was observed between the two periods in terms of invasive devices use rates. Anti pseudomonal carbapenem usage rate was 2.73 in CFP and 1.67 in CRP. Of the 40 nosocomial infections due to Acinetobacter baumannii, 27 of them were found in the CFP.
Conclusion: Carbapenem restriction policy may contribute to decrease the rate of resistant bacterial infections.

Keywords: Acinetobacter baumannii carbapenem, carbapenem restriction, defined daily dose, hospital infection.

Zeynep Türe, Gökşen Öz, Tuğba Demirel Güğül, Şerife Çetin, Tuğba Bulut, Saliha Aydın, Ilhami Çelik. The Effect of Carbapenem Restriction Policy on the Rate of Hospital Infections Due To Resistant Microorganisms in the Intensive Care Unit. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 333-336

Corresponding Author: Zeynep Türe, Türkiye
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