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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.

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Failure to communicate


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How we communicate at clinical handover can make massive differences to patient outcomes.

Natalie May from St Emlyn's has recently written a great blog post on this topic which is very relevant to all critical care specialities...

Nepean Critical Care Ultrasound Course

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The Nepean Critivcal Care Ultrasound Course is designed to broaden your ultrasound skills and integrate them into clinical decision making, helping you to manage your patients more efficiently.

It's on 15-16th Feb, 2014

SMACC: Cartner - Mass Casualties and Real Disasters

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Cartner and Cartner bring some insider information to managing mass disasters.

The NEJM Critical Care Challenge: Case 4 ANSWER

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In part four of the NEJM's interactive case series we were asked to consider ventilation strategies for a 72 year old man with intraabdominal sepsis, hypoxic respiratory failure and bilateral diffuse pulmonary infiltrates.

The poll has now closed, and series editors Simon Finfer and Jean-Louis Vincent have provided their assessment of the evidence around ventilation in this context and introduced a terrific review article on the topic.

Read more to recap on the case and poll, and to read their recommendations.

Oli Flower: Brave New Media

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Oli Flower discusses the changing landscape of critical care education and what new media means in this context.

Radiology Case 13

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By Drew Sullivan

107. Cartwright on Blood Conservation

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Bruce Cartwright from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital speaks about blood conservation strategies for surgical patients. This talk was recorded at the recent Sydney Intensive Network meeting on 24/10/13. 

SMACC: Le Cong - Airway Clean Kills

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Minh Le Cong gives the finer points to maximise best outcomes managing the airway.

Game Changing Evidence: Brain and Beyond

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I am an intensive care trainee wanting to get a better understanding of the literature in intensive care medicine.

This 6 part series is intended to identify and summarise landmark papers in various aspects of management in ICU.

It is in no way intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive.

It is also intended to promote discussion - please let me know if you think I have excluded anything.

SMACC: Weingart - Crack to Cure

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Weingart at smacc: Crack to Cure

Weingart talks at smacc on ED thoracotomy. He breaks down the process in a smooth and memorable way; and he does it in less than 20 minutes. Check it out:

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