INTENSIVE includes resources such as:

  • Labs and Lytes‘: case-based problems for developing knowledge and problem-solving skills
  • support materials for educational courses run by The Alfred ICU
  • online resources related to teaching sessions from The Alfred ICU teaching program
  • critical appraisals and discussions from The Alfred ICU Journal Club
  • research and educational activities of the The Alfred ICU and its staff, and other critical care talksnews and updates from The Alfred ICU and beyond

All case-based scenarios are fictional, but may include realistic non-identifiable clinical data and are derived from learning points taken from clinical practice. Clinical details are not those of any particular person; they are created to add educational value to the scenarios.

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The Alfred ICU

Visit The Alfred ICU website to learn more about the unit, its services and employment opportunities, as well as other information relevant to Registrars and HMOs in training.

  • Contact The Alfred ICU here.
  • Staff of the Alfred ICU can access The Alfred ICU Moodle site here for internal education resources (requires login and password to access).



  • Chris Nickson
  • David Anderson
  • Lloyd Roberts

Section Editors

  • Labs and Lytes – Sarah Yong
  • Echo and Ultrasound -Lloyd Roberts

ICU Consultant contributors (see here for more information on the Alfred ICU Consultant group, including individual biographies)

  • Andrew Udy
  • Chris Nickson
  • Dashiell Gantner
  • David Anderson
  • David Pilcher
  • David Tuxen
  • Jamie Cooper
  • Josh Ihle
  • Irma Bilgrami (until 2015)
  • Lisen Hockings (until 2015)
  • Lloyd Roberts
  • Owen Roodenburg
  • Paul Nixon
  • Sacha Richardson
  • Steve Bernard
  • Steve McGloughlin
  • Steve Philpot (until 2015)
  • Tim Leong
  • Vin Pellegrino

ICU Fellow and Senior Registrar contributors (past and present)

  • Aik Hau Tan
  • Bevan Roodenburg
  • Chris Hebel
  • Dashiell Gantner
  • Diane Kelly
  • Eamon Raith
  • Jennifer Hastings
  • Matthew Hung
  • Sarah Yong
  • Tom Rozen
  • Virginia Newcombe
  • Vui Kian Ho

ICU Registrar and RMO contributors (past and present)

  • Aaron Paul
  • Adrian Cakra
  • Anna Hart
  • Adam Drenzla
  • Andrew Woolley
  • Carmel McInerney
  • Chris Sia
  • David Humphreys
  • Jake Barlow
  • John Robillard
  • Kathy Jao
  • Nick Bingham
  • Priya Rao
  • Ronan O’Donovan
  • Shriya Gupta
  • Tonya Littlejohn

Other contributors

The Alfred ICU Courses