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

Infection in ICU  (Corso Elettivo)

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Anna Maria Azzini
Anna Maria Azzini
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2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

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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.


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
Mandell, Douglas, Bennett Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

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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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