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Medical Student's Guide to Intensive Care Medicine

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The Medical Student's Guide to the Intensive Care Unit helps medical students understand and prepare for a rotation in the intensive care unit, while familiarizing them with various aspects of critical care.


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Get to Know Critical Care 

Critical care finds success in the multiprofessional team. Each team member brings specific knowledge and skills that enable the problem-solving and critical thinking required to secure the highest quality care and improve patient outcomes. Multiprofessional teams use knowledge, technology, and compassion to provide timely, effective, safe, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.
  • Attending physician (intensivist) 
  • Advanced practice providers 
  • Nurses 
  • Respiratory therapists 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Dietitians 
  • Consultants 
  • Trainees 
  • Anesthesiology 
  • Cardiology 
  • Neurology 
  • Nursing  
  • Pediatrics 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Pulmonology 
  • Surgery 
Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) is designed to prepare students, residents, and fellows to contribute to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient during their intensive care unit rounds. Available in adult and pediatric formats. Learn More 

Fundamental Critical Care Support is designed for future intensivists and clinicians not trained to care for critically ill patients. The Fundamentals courses provide knowledge and training for healthcare professionals of all levels in the latest on critical care. Courses are available for adult and pediatric critical care as well as specialized topics like obstetrics, resource-limited areas, and disaster management. Learn More 

Multiprofessional Critical Care Review provides extensive coverage of core concepts in adult and pediatric critical care. The course is designed for practitioners who are seeking a review and update. Receive high-quality educational programming and flexible, effective self-study options. Learn More 

Current Concepts delivers the latest clinical information relevant to patients in the intensive care unit. Obtain the latest critical care information and learn about clinical challenges immediately pertinent to critical care practitioners. Learn in the best format for you. SCCM’s Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care and Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care are offered as live courses, On-Demand products, and textbooks. Learn More 

Critical Connections keeps you up to date on cutting-edge topics in critical care. The Society’s quarterly print newsmagazine features clinical articles, member profiles, and updates on SCCM activities. Start Reading Now 

Critical Connections Blog offers the latest insights into critical care issues and updates on SCCM activities. Find literature reviews and articles from thought leaders and experts all compiled in one place. 

The SCCM Podcast features in-depth interviews with leaders in critical care.