Journal Club Article: Wolbrink, T. A., Rubin, L., Burns, J. P., & Markovitz, B. (2018). The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today. Journal of intensive care medicine, 0885066618759287.
Looks at the rapid growth of online educational resources in the critical care environment. From another review by Kleinpell et al (2011) which identified 135 websites, only 67 now are still available online. This demonstrates a rapidly changing environment and provides a rationale for this papers focus.
- Literature review and web search.
- Website assessment using the Critical Care Medical Education Website Quality Evaluation Tool (CCMEWQET).
- Evaluation and ranking of identified websites.
- 97 websites relevant critical care websites were identified and scored.
- Common types of resources, included blog posts, podcasts, videos, online journal clubs, and interactive components such as quizzes.
- Almost one quarter of websites (n 22) classified as Free Open Access to Medicine (FOAM) websites.
- Top 10 websites analysed and described. “Most often included an editorial process, high-quality and appropriately attributed graphics and multimedia, scored much higher for comprehensiveness and ease of access, and included opportunities for interactive learning.”
The Top Ten
In alphabetical order:
- American Thoracic Society Critical Care
- Website of the American Thoracic Society Critical Care Project
- Intensive Blog
- Medscape Critical Care
- Merck Manual Critical Care Medicine
“The majority of FOAM website domains were not educational, nonprofit, or governmental. The FOAM websites were updated more recently than the other critical care medicine educational websites” (pg. 5).
Kleinpell, R., Ely, E. W., Williams, G., Liolios, A., Ward, N., & Tisherman, S. A. (2011). Web-based resources for critical care education. Critical Care Medicine, 39(3), 541-553.
Olusanya, O., Day, J., Kirk-Bayley, J., & Szakmany, T. (2017). Free Open Access Med (ical edu) cation for critical care practitioners. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
Wolbrink, T. A., Rubin, L., Burns, J. P., & Markovitz, B. (2018). The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 0885066618759287.