While fluid therapy is the magic, antibiotics are the dark arts of critical care.
Its often easy, but more than occasionally, prescription of antibiotic therapy in critically unwell patients becomes a best guess, intuitive, gut feel.
One such example is the duration of antimicrobial therapy in patients with hospital acquired bacteraemias.
A few months ago I had the great fortune to chat to Nick Daneman from the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, Canada about this concept, and am pleased that this interview has now been published in the Society of Critical Care Medicine's iCritical Care podcast series.
Click here to listen to this great interview