Recommended Resources

These are my personal recommendations for resources that I found especially helpful during my time as a resident in the ICU and the ED.  I have all of the books that are listed, so if you are interested in looking at a paper or electronic version before buying any of them, let me know.

  1. The ICU Book – by Marino.  You can buy a copy, or you can get this through the library website (Library homepage > Ovid > Books) if you are on campus or if you have a library remote login (see below for info on how to obtain one). Very conversational and an easy read, super helpful.  The print + ebook (Inkling) version is currently $50 on Amazon, which is a great price, usually it is $100. If you were going to buy one ICU book to have forever, this is it.  Don’t buy the Kindle edition—if you only want a digital edition, buy the print version since it comes with a ebook code and is cheaper, or if you’re a purist, buy it through Inkling.com/store, it is a much better platform for textbooks ($100).  There is reportedly a free pdf floating around the internet as well.

  2. Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care – Deutschman, Neligan – each chapter examines the most up-to-date practice of critical care. Again, don’t buy the Kindle edition—if you want a digital edition, buy it through Inkling.com/store, it is a much better platform for textbooks ($90). You can also buy individual chapters on the Inkling store.

  3. Lifeinthefastlane.com – good for many things, but their EKG material is outstanding.

  4. The Ventilator Book – by Owens. Small 100 page book. $2.99 for the Kindle edition.

  5. Simple as ABG – by Romane, $3.99 for the Kindle edition. Short and sweet, a good quick review.

  6. Antibiotic Basics for Clinicians – by Hauser. The most readable text I’ve found for learning antibiotics. I particularly like the Inkling version of this book for reading on my tablet. Again, don’t buy the Kindle edition—if you want a digital edition, buy it through Inkling.com/store, it is a much better platform for textbooks ($55).

  7. The Library website: You have to request a login and password by using the following link if you want to be able to access it from home:   https://www.cognitoforms.com/OrlandoHealthLibraryServices/AccessRequestForm

    • Once you have it, there are a lot of free resources you wouldn’t have access to otherwise.  Two of those resources are Docphin and Read by QxMD, which are apps for your phone that allow you to access and download full-text articles on your phone without having to sign into the VPN… it automatically signs in using your library ID. Also, there are a ton of free textbooks on Ovid and Clinical Key.