Antibiotic dosing in the at risk critically ill patient (2008–2010)

The appropriate dosing of antibiotics for patient admitted to ICU after a traumatic injury in poorly defined and based on intuition rather than evidence. Doctors need to predict which patients may develop very high antibiotic clearances and dose accordingly so that potentially life-threatening infections do not occur. Given these patients are unknown, this research seeks to identify such patients and recommend which antibiotic and which dose is appropriate to ensure adequate treatment.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council