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I've recently graduated and accepted a job in CCM at a large hospital. I have some downtime before I start working, and was wondering if anyone had some good reading suggestions??

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Critical Care Medicine? An accessible and comprehensive reference is Marino's ICU Book. Although keep in mind it's written from a personal point of view, not all of the info represents generally accepted views.

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Yeah what they said.

Marino's is a fantastic reference...to help augment your knowledge and style.  It's what I started off with and I got some pretty dang funny looks when I would spout off some of his stuff. 

Without knowing your background it's a little difficult, but SCCM has VCCR "Virtual Critical Care Rounds" which is fairly simplistic but a good starter.  I'd recommend some podcasts as well, SMACC, EMCrit, VCCR, LearnICU are a few. 

Most academic centers have "prep" manuals online for residents doing their critical care rotations, searching these out could be helpful for understanding inotropes/antibiotic selection etc., or if you have the time and money finding an FCCS course locally might be good.

What kind of CCM will you be doing?

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