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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.

Oli Flower on Brain Death

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Oli Flower discussed the history of Brain Death with some tips on clinical testing.

Audio and slides.

Recorded live at Bedside Critical Care 2013 at the Registrars' Day

Nickson & MacSweeney on Best Guidelines, Reviews and Commentaries of 2013

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Feeling time-poor?

Check out this podcast from Chris Nickson and Rob MacSweeney of Critical Care Reviews fame.

Here they run through the best guidelines, reviews and commentaries in the Critical Care litrature for 2013.

Rob and Chris will be at smacc GOLD....

SMACC your kids

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If you've been wondering how to entertain your kids whilst you're attending the best crit care conference of all time, stop wondering.

Like with everything else in smacc, we're trying to up the ante on every level.

You wanted childcare, we've made it happen.

On site.

At an affordable price.

SMACC: Renal Replacement Therapy Workshop

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Coming to smaccGOLD?

Work in ICU?

Feel like you could know more about dialysis?


SMACC: Advanced Haemodynamic Workshop

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Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to take your haemodynamic mastery skills to the next level.

  • Hands on session with ICU legend Ray Raper on the intra-aortic ballon pump
  • Cardiac pacing refresher session then learn to float a pacing pulmonary artery catheter with Roger Harris (taster here)
  • Learn all you need to know about the non-invasive cardiac support pump - the Autopulse, that you'll be seeing everywhere with the forthcoming CHEER trial; then practice it in a simulation scenario
  • Non-invasive cardiac output masterclass with Laurence Weinberg who's speaking at SMACC on "Riding the Wave: Pulse Contour Analysis"

The NEJM Critical Care Challenge: Case 6

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In this, the 6th installment of the NEJMs interactive critical care case series, we turn our attention to sedation and delirium. Having survived his severe septic shock, ARDS and, most recently, acute liver injury we are asked to consider if and how we would sedate this critically unwell 77 year old with a background of alcohol abuse and mild cognitive impairment.  

Read more to recap on the case so far, and to vote and comment on how you would sedate this man...

The NEJM Critical Care Challenge: Case 5 ANSWER

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In the 5th instalment of the NEJM’s case series we were asked to consider the management of an acute disturbance of liver function tests in a 77 year old with severe sepsis who has a background of alcoholism and is on regular paracetamol. 

The poll has since closed and the series editors have reviewed the evidence regarding management of multifactorial acute liver failure in a complex ICU patient. Read more to find out… 

EXPLAINED: The Pacing Pulmonary Artery Catheter

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Oli Flower explains what a Swan-Ganz catheter is, how to float it and what a PACING pulmonary artery catheter is.

This video uses PIG HEARTS to demonstrate the anatomy.

It was recorded from a small group workshop at the 2013 Bedside Critical Care Conference in Cairns.

This is the second in a series of videos on practical critical care topics that we'll be posting on ICN.

Watch out for more!

EXPLAINED: Anatomy of the Surgical Airway

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ENT surgeon Georgie Harris explains the anatomy that's relevant to surgical airways, in a 14 minute video...

This is a first in a series of videos on practical critical care topics that we'll be posting on ICN.

Watch out for more!

Parr on OOHCA Management

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Recorded live at the BCC4 conference, this is Michael Parr's take on post OOHCA intensive care management.

How to make journal club work


As part of a drive to create asynchronous learning resources for the SMACC Education Workshop, Chris Nickson talked to Simon Carley to find out ‘How to make Journal Club work”.

It also ties in nicely with the SMACC EBM Workshop that Simon is running.

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