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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lifeinthefastlane.com – good for many things, but their EKG material is outstanding.
- The Ventilator Book – by Owens. Small 100 page book. $2.99 for the Kindle edition.
- Simple as ABG – by Romane, $3.99 for the Kindle edition. Short and sweet, a good quick review.
- 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).