FICM Learning

Purpose

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.

Case of the month

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.

WICM Blog

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.

FICMLearning blog

This wide ranging blog includes opinion pieces, updates and information on faculty activities. More information about this blog can be found here.

Podcast

The FICMLearning podcast provides engaging narratives and insights on a topics related to critical care medicine. The podcast is available on this site, but also via iTunes and Spotify.

Team

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.

Development

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.