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Critical Care


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.*

SHM Resources

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.

Reference Sites

Airway World

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.

Deranged Physiology

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.

Ultrasound podcast

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.

Airway Management

The airway site.

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.

ICU Ultrasound

There are many regional and national courses for point of care ultrasound.  Here’s a very partial list: ACP, ACCP, SCCMThe Emergency Ultrasound Course.

Procedure Videos

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.