Critical Care Educational Resources
SHM strives not only to create and deliver top quality content, but also to help hospitalist find and access existing resources. The content below is a listing of existing resources from other societies and organizations.*
Critical Care for the Hospitalist Series
This educational series covers common or high-risk clinical scenarios that hospitalists encounter in and out of the intensive care unit, covered over seven modules on SHM’s Learning Portal.
COVID-19: What's Next - Preparing for the Second Wave
SHM has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), along with several sponsoring societies to bring this online conference to you, September 11-12, 2020. Ensure that you are equipped with the latest information and clinical knowledge as the disease continues to spread.
Written content and videos covering all things related to airway management. They also run several hands-on airway management courses.
American Thoracic Society
Extensive library of critical care videos, lectures and other educational resources.
Website dedicated to ARDS research and education. They publish a concise and very useful ventilator management protocol for patients with ARDS.
The Bottom Line
Concise synopses of important critical care trials, categorized by subject.
Critical Care Reviews
Comprehensive weekly synopsis of top critical care publications and guidelines. Subscribers get a weekly email.
Difficult Airway Society
British airway website dedicated to (you guessed it), management of the difficult airway.
Excellent reviews of critical care physiology and pathophysiology. Great resource for re-learning basic concepts as they apply to the ICU.
One of the oldest and best critical care websites. Videos, podcasts and written content covering many topics and controversies in acute resuscitation and critical care. Excellent procedure guidelines and videos.
Life in the Fast Lane (LITFL)
Rapid reference for almost any topic in critical care medicine. Content is presented in succinct, outline format. Excellent resource when time is short and you need answers.
Neurocritical Care Society
Guidelines, toolkits and publications covering all aspects of neuro-critical care.
Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC)
The gathering place for many of the people who sponsor open access critical care education. Hosts many lecture videos from the annual SMACC conference.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign
Published by SCCM and ESICM. Excellent resource for sepsis guidelines, care bundles and quality improvement tools.
Needs no introduction. Regularly updated content in critical care medicine.
5 Minute Sono
Excellent short videos on all aspects of point of care ultrasound.
Introduction to Radiology
Comprehensive tutorial for every imaging modality and everybody part.
Stanford University Focused Echo and Ultrasound Course
Free, self-paced, comprehensive on-line critical care ultrasound course. Good discussions of basic ultrasound physics and imaging.
Comprehensive and often irreverent ultrasound resource focused on emergency medicine and critical care sonography.
Formal Courses and Curricula
ACCP and SCCM Board Review Courses
Multi-day Critical Care Board Review Courses. Designed for intensivists, but could easily apply to hospitalists looking for a comprehensive refresher in critical care medicine.
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Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)
Structured curriculum teaching the approach the first few hours of many neurological emergencies.
Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS)
Approach to initial identification and management of the critically ill patient. Curriculum can be completed at a traditional live course or on line at one’s own pace.
ACCP Mechanical Ventilation Course
Self-paced at home curriculum followed by a 3-day hands on training course and a final exam.
Principles of Critical Care Medicine for Non-Intensivists
Annual 3-day course sponsored by Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess. Covers many topics in critical care.
There are many regional and national courses for point of care ultrasound. Here’s a very partial list: ACP, ACCP, SCCM, The Emergency Ultrasound Course.
NEJM Videos in Clinical Medicine Series
High quality videos covering most common ICU procedures. Requires a NEJM subscription, although some videos are available on YouTube.
*SHM does not endorse any of these particular resources in any way.