first draft of IBCC is done!
There are now chapters up on the core critical care topics. Nearly all chapters have either been written or updated in 2020-2021, so it's pretty fresh. Ongoing updates will continue to push this date forwards.
Of course, the IBCC will never be finished. New chapters will be added over time. But the first draft remains exciting, because we can finally offer you something that is somewhat complete.
Podcasts are lagging behind due to COVID and climate disasters (we're looking at you, British Columbia). We will get them done eventually.
Special thanks to Richard Choi (@rkchoi), neurointensivist extraordinaire, who has been reviewing the neurology chapters to provide additional perspective. We're also excited about the flourishing world of NeuroICU FOAMed which will also help guide the IBCC (e.g., posts by Neha Dangayach and Casey Albin).
how to construct a smartphone app (kinda)
Occasionally folks ask me to create an app for the IBCC. I can't do that, but the approach below will MacGyver this pretty well.
The most basic method is to just add the IBCC table of contents to your browser favorites list, or pin the link to your home screen. I did that for a while, but it got frustrating if I wanted to toggle back and forth between the IBCC and another webpage. I found the following approach to work much better.
step #1: download a new browser application solely for use with the IBCC
There are many excellent, free browser apps. On the iPhone, I think the Opera browser works very nicely for this purpose.
step #2: set up the browser with links to the IBCC
Next, create “favorite” links to IBCC sections that you use a lot:
You can rename them and move them around, to create a personalized table of contents:
Favorites work best if they are set up to jump directly to sections within a chapter. For example, to create a favorite for the table of contents:
- Scroll down into the middle of the table of contents.
- Click on one of the “back to contents” links, causing you to jump precisely to the beginning of the contents section.
- Then make the page a favorite. This will create a link that jumps directly to the right spot within the table of contents. When you click on your link to the table of contents, it should send you directly to this view:
step #3: use this browser only for the IBCC
You're all set. I think this works best if the browser (e.g., Opera) is used solely for the IBCC. It will function like a virtual book, sitting on your phone right where you left off reading it.
Anyhow, I hope this helps you enjoy the IBCC. It takes a few minutes to set it up, but then it's much faster to access tables and checklists that you may want to pull up on the fly.
If you have technical questions or pointers, please leave 'em below.
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have a restful holiday ✌️
It's been a rough couple of years. Thanks for sticking with us, and with your patients.
-Josh & Adam
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Hi Josh and Adam
You have created an amazing resource, thank you for that. Many of us work in a combined medical/surgical ICU, have you considered teaming up with people working in SICU and adding more surgical ICU topics?
Hello Josh and Adam,
Just want to say many thanks for your hard work and keeping us intensivist up to date. IBCC is main source I go to when I have clinical questions or dilemmas. Lectures are structured in the way that you can easily find what you need.
Please keep strong work.
you guys rock! your website is addicting!
Josh and Adam , What an awesome and incredible resource for,non academic intensivist /pulmonologist/students .You do the hard work of searching and sieving through the immense, over whelming amount of information ,coming at us with lightening speed . Despite the information overload ,you try to keep it simple . I love the fact that you give practical tips, about what we see in real world and not what we read in text books. It might not applicable in real world sometimes, unlike traditional teaching . Pod cast are fun too with the laughter and the giggles , giving a break… Read more »
So awesome. Thanks for all the hard work and altruism.
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Hi Josh and Adam, Huge thanks to you both for your effort- this is remarkable.I have no idea how you find the time to do this. Owe you a debt of gratitude.
So good I wanna cry!!
I bet if you did create an App you could charge for that and people would pay for the convenience, having seen how great the material is on the website. That way anyone can access, but they can choose to pay (for the App). Still ethical and gets you guys some well deserved moola, even if it to help run the resources here.
Amaze-balls guys. Keep up the great work.
Josh and Adam, thank you so much for such an outstanding resource.
As a resident in training the IBCC has been an invaluable resource. I like that the IBCC addresses implementation and practical considerations for management. I find that you cover important nuance that can others gloss over.
You’re both amazing, and your work has undoubtedly made me a better physician and helped me take better care of my patients. I am grateful for your time and efforts.
I really love this resource. I am probably the minority but having an actual app, PDF, or something that could be made available offline would be a MASSIVE help. I love having the RCM downloaded to me my phone and always available. Working in Medevac in Alaska a 2-3 hour transport with a critical patient is pretty routine for us. Being able to access this information offline would be incredible. Any suggestions on that front?
Thanks so much for this resource! I use the IBCC and podcast weekly as a learner. The structure is easy to follow and helps me distill the key info. Keep up the good work.
Josh and Adam,
This is one of my favorite go to resources for developing chalk talks on foundational critical care topics. Thank you for the shout out. Learning a lot from both of you. Happy New Year!
The IBCC has given me back the joy in treating my patients. I think about things in a totally different way now. Thanks guys. Truly the best thing on the internet (outside of cute cat pictures)