The Crit ☁ and FOAM.education - our Statement Last modification date: 14/09/2020
Why This Site?
Originally a Journal Club was founded as a monthly meeting at the ICU of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, where the latest articles in the field of intensive care were discussed. Thanks to Mike’s unforgettable Ski Challenge stories this meeting was merely called Basel-ICU Journal Challenge - BIJC. Our first website bijc.net was set up in 2010 and was herewith the first #FOAMed-website in Switzerland.
We felt that after all the efforts of looking up literature we want to share this with interested health care professionals. The idea of sharing our work was continued in Galway, Ireland, where this current website was set up as a part of the lectures held in the Galway Clinic and the Galway University Hospital UCHG.
In 2014 we changed the URL from www.bijc.net to www.bijc.org and in March 2016 we have replaced the medical cross in our logo by a blue shamrock to emphasise the website's origin in Galway, Ireland. In February 2017 we finally changed our name to www.crit.cloud.
The aim is to share the results of our efforts made to review current literature to anyone interested. I examine interesting articles or topics that are presented and discussed by medical doctors at our journal club. The intended audience is health care professionals in the field of intensive/ critical care.
Crit ☁ supports the idea of Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed) and is listed on 'Life In The Fast Lane' LITFL among Stuff We Read (FOAM Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medical Blogs). Our blogs are also published on Facebook and Twitter.
In 2018 Crit ☁ was assessed and reviewed among 96 other open source websites in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine and considered relevant to critical care medical education.
In 2020 we started building a new platform FOAM.education to facilitate the access to #FOAMed: www.foam.education.
Who is Crit ☁
My name is Timothy Aebi, and as an anaesthetist and ICU consultant in Bern, Switzerland, I continue the Galway tradition of BIJC and publish our current meetings for anyone interested on this website. I also continue to post an overview of some journals and their recent publications.
Any information provided on this site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
No responsibility can be taken for any medical information provided on this platform, but we aim to provide objective and scientifically based information. Crit ☁ lists all references in the text as a link or at the end of each blog entry. Please note that all reviews published on this site are not peer reviewed at this stage. Any comment provided on our website represents the authors' personal opinion only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any institution or hospital.
Crit ☁ supports free access to medical education. The content of this website can be used and reproduced by stating a reference to our website.
Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderation is currently performed by Timothy Aebi, the editor of this website. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You cannot erase your own comments. This can only be performed by the moderator.
- Internets users commenting on our blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
- Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.
- Internet users commenting on our blog must display information which is true and correct to their knowledge. We invite you to provide resources (references, links, ...) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant. Please provide source information for the health/medical information when it is not personal experience or general knowledge. Personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself. All statements about statistics, data, studies and new advancement in medicine should have trustworthy sources.
Moderators reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate.
Crit ☁ is not sponsored by any third party and receives no funding or sponsoring at all. All costs associated with this website are settled privately by ourselves. We do not display or host any advertisement. Links shown on the front page are to sites or organisations we support, and we feel add to our efforts.
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Any personal or medical information, as well as e-mail addresses, will never be passed to any third party. Information in the comment section will be displayed as entered into the guestbook by the visitor himself. Inappropriate entries to the guestbook can be removed without further explanation from our side. Please do not enter any personalised patient information into the comment section.
ICU: Intensive Care Unit
MD: Medical Doctor
FMH: Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum, this is the Swiss Medical Association
MCAI: Member of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
HON: Health on the Net Foundation
We are committed to the HON code. www.bijc.org has been approved in 2014 and re-certified in February 2016. Our new domain www.crit.cloud is now also certified by HON.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
Screenshot of our old website www.bijc.net