By Bob Kronemyer

Antibiotic stewardship in the ICU should be a critical part of a patient’s care, but it is not easy to practice in this setting because the patients are so vulnerable, the need is immediate, and usually all the information needed to choose an antibiotic is not available.

“As intensivists, we also have to deal with the consequences of multidrug-resistant pathogens,” said Richard Wunderink, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care