Clinical microbiology - Antiinfectives consultation
In addition to comprehensive analysis, we offer advice on the rational and effective use of microbiological diagnostics (diagnostic stewardship) as well as assistance in interpreting findings and in anti-infective therapy. We support the Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS) initiative and work in an interdisciplinary team consisting of infectiologists, pharmacists and ABS certified microbiologists. Our goal is to achieve optimal clinical treatment outcomes for patients, avoid unnecessary toxicities and have a favourable impact on the development of resistance and costs through evidence-based therapy recommendations. Our guideline-based therapy recommendations take into account the local germ frequency and resistance statistics collected by the Max von Pettenkofer Institute at the University Hospital of Munich (KUM). Consultation takes place within the framework of regular or occasion-related microbiological / ABS rounds and by telephone on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as outside office hours via the microbiological service telephone. Case discussions take place in cooperation with the clinical infectious diseases department in the infection colloquium on Mondays from 13:00 to 14:00. Written recommendations for the therapy of defined infectious disease patterns are drawn up by the infectious diseases colloquium at the KUM (iKUM) in a clinic-wide consensus and are continuously updated.