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SCCM Pod-468: When Should Antibiotics Be Used to Treat Respiratory Infections?

Although only a small number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 present with a secondary bacterial pneumonia, a large percentage are unnecessarily treated with antibiotics. Hear about how physicians and hospitalists can identify when antibiotics are unnecessary for hospitalized patients with moderate to severe respiratory infections. This podcast is sponsored by bioMérieux.

Mpox Outbreak: Frequently Asked Questions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has compiled and developed resources on what clinicians need to know about mpox (formerly monkeypox). While mpox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting two to four weeks, severe cases and death have occurred during the current outbreak, so it is important for critical care clinicians to recognize potential mpox infections. Visit SCCM’s mpox web page for additional details.

SCCM Pod-94 Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Without Clinical Signs of Infection."

SCCM Pod-106 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part I

Randy S. Wax, MD, discusses the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, the triage protocol for critical care during an influenza epidemic, the public's role in taking necessary precautions, and educational resources that are available.

SCCM Pod-107 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part II

John H. Beigel, MD, clarifies the definition of influenza and discusses the evolution of viruses, speculation on the mode of transmission and the role of vaccines and therapies as they relate to H1N1 Influenza.

SCCM Pod-108 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part III

Naomi O'Grady, MD clarifies the strain of the current virus, discusses the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic, and outlines the prescription therapies available specific to H1N1 Influenza.

SCCM Pod-136 PCCM: Community-Associated MRSA in Previously Healthy Children

Amy Creel, MD, served as lead author on an article published in the May 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Severe Invasive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections in Previously Healthy Children.”

SCCM Pod-137 A Team Approach to Identifying MRSA

Adam Keene, MD, MS, discusses his paper published in the January 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “The Use of a Critical Care Consult Team to Identify Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection and the Potential for Early Intervention: A Pilot Study.”

SCCM Pod-172 PCCM: A Closer Look at the Critical Pertussis Study

Carol E. Nicholson, MD, MS, FAAP, is the Project Scientist for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) and Program Director for Pediatric Care and Rehabilitation Research (PCCR). Nicholson discusses the results of the CPCCRNs critical pertussis study, which sought to characterize the condition, its change over time and the level of support required for pediatric patients.

SCCM Pod-200 PCCM: Mechanical Ventilation Use in Children with 2009 H1N1 Versus Seasonal Influenza

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Carl O. Eriksson, MD, MPH, lead author on an article published in the November Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-242 Preparing for Emerging Infections

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with the Society of Critical Care Medicine President-Elect, Craig Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, and Jay Varkey, MD, about the Ebola epidemic and how clinicians should be preparing for emerging infections.

SCCM Pod-256 The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Colin R. Cooke, MD, about the article, “The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations,” published in the November 2014 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

SCCM Pod-385 Clostridium difficile

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Paula Ferrada, MD, discuss Dr. Ferrada's talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled "Clostridium difficile: Sparring With Spores." Current treatment recommendations and surgical options are discussed.