Required Reading

This is a compendium of summaries and study notes created as a companion for the CICM "Syllabus for the Basic Sciences in Intensive Care Medicine". Each topic mentioned in the syllabus is carefully dissected here, with the intention of consolidating all the necessary references and information into a single unofficial study resource. Where possible, "official" CICM textbook material was used as the primary source material, but as these are occasionally incomplete or poorly referenced, additional literature searches were often necessary, and their results are presented as recommendations for further reading.