Introduction

Dear colleague,

We would like to invite you to take part in the ARISE survey.
ARISE is a survey of European Intensive Care physicians with respect to your experience with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Antibiotic resistance is a threat to public health and compromises the treatment of infected patients, in particular the treatment of the most severely ill patients. Increasingly, intensive care physicians in Europe are confronted with patients infected by bacteria for which limited or no adequate therapeutic options are available.

To obtain information on the perception and experience of European intensive care physicians with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a first survey was conducted in 2009 among the members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM. The survey was designed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and EMEA and then proposed to the Scientific Committee of ESICM. The survey was endorsed by ESICM, then posted on the ESICM website in its section “Survey of the month” and published in 2009 (1).

Since 2009, the antimicrobial resistance situation in Europe has evolved. Therefore, a new survey will be conducted among physicians working in European ICUs with the aim to determine the experience of these physicians with infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and with using last-lines antibiotics.

ARISE is a survey of 20 questions.  Twelve questions are about your experience with intensive care medicine and antibiotic prescribing, as well as the ICU in which you work. It also includes questions about your perception regarding the problem of antibiotic resistance and the number of patients you have treated, during the preceding six months in the ICU where you work, for infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Welcome to our survey!

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes and your answers will remain completely anonymous.

You can respond once to the survey, and after submission no modification is permitted. Questions with an asterisk (*) are required.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact us at the following addresses: alain.lepape@chu-lyon.fr, astrid.jean@chu-lyon.fr
 
(1) Lepape A, Monnet DL, participating members, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Experience of European intensive care physicians with infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 2009. Euro Surveill 2009;14(45).

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