External Resources

So these are the majority of resources frequently referenced on this blog. Its not exhaustive, not all are free access – but I work on the assumption that you’ll be able to get institutional access to most.

British Intensive Care

On the webThe Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM)- These are the guys who run the exam: check their website for up-to-date regulations.

On the webThe Intensive Care Society (ICS)- the representative body for intensive care professionals and patients in the UK and source of ICU-specific guidelines

guideline National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) – originator of many UK guidelines



Most pod-casts can be accessed through the links provided below, or by by subscribing to

podcast The Intensive Care Network – A wide selection of (mainly Australian) ICU-specific pod-casts, by a variety of speakers. Podcasts are included throughout the text.

podcastResuscitationist’s Awesome Guide to Everything (RAGE) – hour-long, audio magazine style pod-casts.

podcastSocial Media and Critical Care (SMACC) – Motivational, up-beat lectures given at the recent SMACCGold confrence and lowly being dripped into the publi space for those unable to attend in person.


 On the webEM Crit – headed up by Scott Weingart, this blog and associated pod-casts focus upon the initial emergency room resuscitation of the critically ill patient.

On the web The Bottom Line – by the Wessex Intensive Care Society provide in-depth, considered reviews of the big studies in critical care medicine

On the webAnaesthesia UK – while written for those studying for the FRCA, this site has lodes of material – including MCQs that will be relevant for those studying for the FFICM.

On the webECG Wave-Maven – selection of interesting ECGs presented as MCQs with explanations – a great place to practice a methodical approach to the ECG.


You could manually pick out relevant articles to critical care practice to stay up-to-date, or you could take the lazy option and subscribe to Critical Care Reviews–each week, 

paper The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) – while not specifically a critical care journal, this is where the majority of the recent large critical care RCTs have being published. Of particular use for exam revision is their Critical Care Reviews series – all of which are linked in the relevant pages throughout the website.

paperContinuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain (CEACCP) –  is a joint venture of the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) producing review articles, intended for post-graduate Anaesthesia exams, but many are relevant for the FFICM.

paper Critical Care

paper Critical Care Horizons – This journal is yet to publish, but is an exiting combination of #FOAMed and traditional academic journals.

paper Journal of the Intensive Care Society (JICS) – open access, UK relevant studies.

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