Regarding antibiotic stewardship in the ICU:
a) Outline the principles and practical aspects. (20% marks)
b) List the advantages and disadvantages. (80% marks)
Principles and practical aspects:
Antibiotic stewardship is a systematic approach to the responsible management of antibiotic prescribing, consisting of coordinated interventions intended to preserve the efficacy of available antibiotics. The main elements are:
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