Launched in February 2020, FICMLearning is the learning platform for the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The site has been produced to:
- Provide a hub for regular educational outputs.
- Signpost other useful resources. The meteoric rise of free and open access medical education (FOAMEd) has led to the production of an incredible array of quality resources. This signposting also includes useful books and resources for those preparing for the final FFICM examination.
- Give e-ICM a strong Faculty identity. The partnership between the Faculty and e-learning for healthcare is a strong and productive one, and prominent placement within FICMLearning increases the accessibility of the programme and highlights Faculty ownership.
- Make pre-existing educational resources easy to access. Various committees and groups within the Faculty have been producing excellent resources for a long time, but we know that they weren’t always easy to locate on the Faculty website.
- Provide a central registry of national educational events. We are asking for anyone organising an educational event to tell us so that we can advertise it on FICMLearning.
Regular Educational Output
As well as ad hoc content release, new content will be published weekly from the following regular workstreams.
Whilst primarily aimed at candidates for the FFICM examination, these short articles can be used as ‘quick CPD’ by anyone. Each article is essentially a summary of a topic rather than a review article, but they aim to provide key points in an accessible format.
If writing a case of the month is of interest to you, please let us know.
The WICM blog is written by members of the Women in Intensive Care subcommittee and guest writers, predominately around the topics of workforce and careers.
This wide ranging blog includes opinion pieces, updates and information on faculty activities. More information about this blog can be found here.
FICMLearning is one of the workstreams of the Education Subcommittee of the FICM. Members with named responsibility for FICMLearning are:
- Peter Hersey – Chair
- Sarah Marsh – Deputy chair
- Chris Allen – Blogs
- Kyle Gibson & Ramprasad Matsa – Case of the month
- Martin Huntley – Podcasts
Faculty support for FICMLearning is provided by Anna Ripley and Lucy Rowan.
The expectation and desire is that FICMLearning will evolve. In order to make FICMLearning as useful and valued as it can be, we need your suggestions and ideas. We would also be grateful for any offers to produce content. The Faculty can be contacted here.