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Welcome to the Intensive Care Network

The Intensive Care Network (ICN) is an online resource for healthcare professionals involved in Critical Care.The site is primarily aimed at Australian and New Zealand intensive care trainees and those specialists who are in the first few years post-fellowship. However, anyone who practices intensive care medicine is welcome to access the site and participate. Registration is FREE. To find out more about the site and its authors, click here.

EXPLAINED: C Mac Video Laryngoscope

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Everyone is using them.

You need to know your way around them!

Make 5 minutes to hear Rachel Vassiliadis explain the scope that's changed the game.

James Sartain on Acute Pain in ICUs

Sartain on Acute Pain in ICUs

"If you don't take a temperature, you can't find a fever...(The House of God)" James Sartain cleverly uses case studies to highlight attitudes, issues and management of acute pain in ICUs. He'll make you think as he uncovers the discrepancies between guidelines and clinical practice. This podcast was recorded at BCC4.


Intubating LMA

An essential part of the difficult airway kit.

Tony Keogh takes you through how to use this device in a 6 minute video.

Watch out for the other videos in this series!

Sarah Wesley on Planning Ahead and Careers

Sarah Wesley at BCC4 on Careers and Planning Ahead

In this handy podcast for junior doctors and registrars, Sarah Wesley speaks at BCC4 on careers and recent changes to the training pathway for critical care, and in particular, ICU.  

EXPLAINED: Topicalisation of the Airway



Topicalising the airway is a core skill if you will ever be attempting awake fibre optic intubation.

This video is packed with useful tips and expert advice on how to improve your technique.

Look out for other videos in this series!

smaccGOLD Gala Dinner - Don't Miss Out

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  • smaccGOLD has well over 1000 delegates already
  • The Gala Dinner at Jupiters Gold Coast is reaching capacity (1100)
  • The Gala dinner will be like no other conference dinner you've ever been to... we have surprises in store.
  • Register ASAP to avoid disappointment
  • If it does reach capacity, you can still attend the conference and will not have to pay for the dinner

See more about smacc here

Register now to make sure you don't miss out...

McManus on The Ultimate Induction

McMannus induction 

Sean McManus distills valuable knowledge about airway management in his talk on "The Ultimate Induction".

This podcast was recorded at Bedside Critical Care Conference 4.

The NEJM Critical Care Challenge: Case 6 ANSWER

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The 6th installment of the NEJM's critical care series asked for your opinion on methods of sedation in a ventilated elderly man. Voting has since closed and the editors have provided their opinion and an accompanying review article on sedation in the ICU. Read more to find out how sedation patterns vary worldwide and for a link to the excellent review article on pain, analgesia, sedation and delirium in the ICU. 


ICU Fluid Survey: Have your say

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The George Institute are looking for your feedback in the preliminary stages of planning the ultimate ICU fluid trial (in my opinion).

They are after the opinions of doctors and nurses who work in ICU in Australia and New Zealand.

Please click this link to do the quick survey (takes 5 minutes, not painful) and help shape the research of the future.

Tactile Surgical Airway - From Scancrit

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We love this post from scancrit, with a gripping and disturbing video.

Watch. Think about what you'll do if you're running it!

In the words of Alexander Suvorov (also re-enforced by many modern day heros e.g. @cliffreid)


EXPLAINED: Awake Fibre Optic Intubation in 3 minutes

AFOI BCC_Farrell

Clare Farrell, an anaesthetist from Sydney, explains how to do an awake fibre optic intubation.

This is just an introduction...

In 3 minutes.

Recorded live at last years Bedside Critical Care Conference.

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