Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Infection in ICU  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S000821
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Azzini
Coordinator
Anna Maria Azzini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course is about nosocomial infections, prticularly those more frequent inside Intensive Care Unit (ICU) wards, such as ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), blood stream infections (BSI), surgical site infection and urinary tract infections (UTI).
I’ll discuss about their epidemiology, aetiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Syllabus

Health-care associated infection (HAI): definition and epidemiology of the main infectious syndromes. Importance of surveillance of infectious episodes and of antibiotic resistance.
- Health-care associated pneumonia (HAP) and VAP (Ventilator-associated pneumonia)
- CVC-related blood stream infection
- Surgical site infections and antibiotic prophylaxis concepts
- C.difficile infection

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Moroni M, Esposito R, Antinori S Malattie Infettive (Edizione 8) Edra- Masson 2014 882143690X

Assessment methods and criteria

frequency based fairness

Dates and time: 17 February 2020; 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2020 at 17:30

Location: UOC Infectious Diseases Library - South Building "G.B. Rossi " Hospital

Recommended year: 5th, 6th





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