A prospective study of CPG implementation for treatment in adult in-patients who had DFIs was conducted at surgical and orthopedics wards. The CPG was developed by the investigator team based on the data from our previous study (submitted to publish). CPG was presented monthly to train the orthopedic and vascular surgeons for 1 year. The empirical ATB regimens were prescribed by the responsible surgeon who was trained to use CPG. Demographics data, wound characteristics, microbiological data, ATB therapy, and clinical outcome were recorded. The appropriate empirical ATB treatment was determined by investigators weather CPG matched or microbiological matched. The adherence to CPG, the appropriate empirical ATB, and the unfavorable outcome were analyzed. All data were reported by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: A total of 85 DFIs patients were enrolled. The patients received the appropriate empirical ATB matched to CPG and matched to microbiological data, were 87% and 67%, respectively. The unfavorable outcome was 26% while previously was 72.4% (submitted to publish data) before CPG implementation. The independent factors associated with unfavorable outcomes were (1) an inappropriate ATB and (2) infections with drug-resistant pathogens (adjusted relative ratio; aRR 2.98; 95% CI: 1.36-6.55, p=0.007 & aRR 1.90; 95% CI: 1.05-3.43, p=0.034, respectively).
Conclusion: The current study demonstrated that mothly training of CPG resulting in the high adherence (87%) of CPG use and resulting in high rate of appropriate empirical ATB. Educational intervention insisted the responsible physician for administration the appropriate ATB with the improvement of unfavorable outcome in DFIs.
P. Koomanachai, None