iCU Notes 17+


Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings
    • Free



Completely free app covering all major aspects of critical care, fully downloadable so available to use when no internet connection available

iCU Notes is a critical care handbook aimed at all clinicians, nursing staff and allied health professionals who work in critical care, as well as those working on acute medical and surgical wards.

It is designed to be used as a pocket guide to improve knowledge and understanding of critical care concepts.

Key features :

*11 modules covering theoretical and practical aspects of general and emergency critical care
*Content alphabetised for ease of use
*Concise, find-it-fast format with additional smart search function to speed information finding
*Over 80 colour illustrations to clarify monitoring and therapeutic techniques in critical care

*Over 30 compact clinical ICU guideline overviews
*18 emergency algorithms including ALS, obstetric, sepsis and difficult airway (DAS) algorithms
*A complete section on differential diagnoses in critical care including organ support alarms

*A complete section on current management strategies in critical care as well as additional modules on microbiology and critical care pharmacology
*Evidence based recommendations by the ESICM included in red text within appropriate subsections

*Summaries of important papers published in hi impact factor journals over the last 7 years
*A list of educational online resources that can be accessed directly from within the app
*More modules planned in the future to eventually cover all clinical and non-clinical aspects of critical care
*It's completely free !

Module Content 


Covers all basic principles of critical care, including:
Assessment of the critically ill patient
Basic CNS Pathophysiology
Basic Cardiovascular Physiology
Fluids, Inotropes and Vasopressors
Cardiovascular Monitoring
Acute Liver Failure
Acute Renal Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy
Basic Respiratory support and monitoring


CNS: Meningitis, GBS, Encephalopathy - Septic / Hepatic, SAH, Critical Care Neuromyopathy, Myasthenia Gravis
CVS: Persistent sinus tachycardia, AF, LVF, Bradycardia, Shock, SBE, RVF , Hypotension, Diastolic Dysfunction, Cardiac Arrest, Hypertensive Crises
DRUGS and TOXINS: Opiate infusion withdrawal, Poisoning, Cocaine, ETOH, Isopropyl Alcohol
ENDOCRINE: DKA, Hyponatraemia, Hypothyroidism, HHS, Addison's Disease, Diabetes Insipidus
GIT: GI Bleed, Nutrition, TPN and EN, Re-feeding syndrome, Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
HAEM: DIC, HIT, Jehovah's Witness, 
Bleeding , Coagulopathy of Trauma, Sickle cell disease 
INFECTION: Care Bundles, Malaria, Necrotising Fasciitis, Severe Sepsis, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Pyrexia on ITU
OBSTETRICS: Eclampsia, PPH, HELLP, Pre-eclampsia
RENAL: ARF, Drug handling in renal failure, Metabolic Acidosis, Haemofiltration, Haemodialysis, Complications of CRF
RS: Ventilator Modes, Tracheostomy, Weaning, ARDS, Bronchopulmonary  fistula, COPD/Asthma, CAP, Bronchiectasis, Lobar Collapse, Pneumothorax, PE, Upper Airway Obstruction, VAP, Pleural Effusion, Haemoptysis
TRAUMA: Rhabdomyolysis, Extremity Injury, Chest Trauma, Pulseless limb, Pelvic Trauma, TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Burns, Blast Injuries, Abdominal Trauma, Neck trauma
VASCULITIS: SLE, Wegener's Granulomatosis


Covers ALS, DAS Obstetric and Sepsis management guidelines and algorithms


Over 180 lists of causes and differential diagnoses covering common conditions seen on the ICU and grouped under the following headings :
Organ systems
Organ support alarms
Infection (inc. HIV)

New Modules:


Covering the most important organisms associated with critical care admissions, within the following genii:


Covers the class, mode of action, route and dose of administration, excretion, indications, side effects and major contraindications of the drugs most frequently used in critical care

Author: Murali Thavasothy
Developer: Dal Sandhu

What’s New

Version 4.9

Syntax error corrections, easier to use Clinical Trial Locator

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Intensivist N ,


I am immensely thankful to the person or people who gathered their heads together to collect these critical care informations in a one stop shop like this app. Your work has supported me through my post grad critical care pathway and in actual practice as I am no computer to hold these vast infos in my brain it comes handy for me to glance on when I needed to. This app coupled with sound clinical judgement can yield positive results in the care of the critically ill patient and improve clinical skills. On top of it all it is UK approach which finds complete relevance in the UK ICU/ITUs. Congratulations!

Montymight ,


Can’t believe this app is free, someone recommended it to me whilst on the advanced critical care practitioner course. Such a useful pocket resource for critical care and some great links included too. Thank you to the team who put time into creating this, I’m going to recommend it to my colleagues and if you’re reading this, I highly recommend you download it too!

TheDoctorManHealer ,

Literally life saving

Wow this app is just brilliant, only been doctoring for a few hours today and its already helped me save 6 lives! Can't believe its free aswell, to get this much information from medical books it would cost hundreds! Thank you to the people who created this, the world is no doubt a better place...

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