Welcome to the website of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Medicine.
The World Federation consists of 67 members societies (both medical and nursing) and is a truly world wide organisation.
The web site reflects the aims of the Federation to promote excellence in the care of critically ill patients.
This can only be done if the patient’s carers are knowledgeable about this area of medicine. For this they need to share knowledge and learn more about patients and their diseases (research). The World Federation is committed to these aims.
First we want to tell you about us and our members. Second we have created an Academy of Critical Care, a global resource so that those caring for the critically ill can easily and freely find information to help them.
There are lecture rooms where you can find lectures to read and download and state-of-the-art reviews.
There is a library where you can read part of the latest books in critical care (and order them with a discount if you wish).
In the future we will be adding a research facility, fellow vacancy and other exciting areas.
The front page of this site has pictures from around the world that are taken from calendars of interest to workers in critical care.
The pictures are downloadable so you can change your desktop each time you visit. Associated with each picture is a top tip for the week with the literature supporting it. You may disagree with the top tip. If so, we hope it will provoke discussion.
We would welcome feedback on what you like and dislike about the site or suggestions for how it can be made even better.