To access surgical cases you need to download the ICUC app onto your iPad from the App Store and agree with the initial app configuration, which will take 2 to 5 minutes depending on your connection speed. Once you have done so, you can easily navigate through ICUC app content using any internet connection. You can also choose which surgical cases you want to download to your iPad in order to be able to access them offline.
Today ICUC app is only available for iPad but our plans are to make it also available for Android users in the short term.
In the meantime, some of the ICUC videos are available on YouTube or on the ICUC Medical Learning app Facebook page.
Open the App Store in your iPad, search for ICUC and install the app to your iPad.
The basic app size is approximately 300 MB. However, the total space ICUC app takes up on your iPad will depend on the amount of content you decide to download once you start navigating it. Today, the total available content size is around 15.7 GB. However, you don’t need to download all the available content onto your iPad.
ICUC surgical cases and videos have a very high quality, creating heavy files. You can download any content using your cellular data plan, but our strong recommendation is to download content when connected to a Wi-Fi connection (which you can then access offline) avoiding to exceed your data plan limit and having to wait a long time for the file to download.
Yes you can and we encourage you to do so. However, it is important to notice that you will only be able to access content previously downloaded onto your iPad when you were online. Our recommendation is to download only the material that is most relevant to you so as to keep the app size within the 2 - 4 GB range. But, if you have available capacity and want to have all ICUC app content with you all the time, feel free to do so.
Yes. Everything downloaded from the app is visible in the Briefcase. If you want to delete one item from the Briefcase, just swipe left on this item from and tap on the trash icon. If you want to delete several items at once tap on Edit from the Briefcase. If you want to delete all the content you have previously downloaded, you can do so from the Settings menu, tapping on “Clear All Downloads”.
One pillar of ICUC is the strict registration protocol. In order to be part of the ICUC project, medical centers need to agree with the main concept behind it: continuous and complete registration by the ICUC team of every surgical procedure performed by selected surgeons during the registration period. Consequently, as of today, we cannot accept individual cases from ICUC app users.
The actual version of ICUC app includes surgical cases and expert opinions on trauma fractures of fourteen bone regions: clavicle, proximal humerus, humeral shaft, distal humerus, proximal forearm, forearm shaft, distal radius, proximal femur, femoral shaft, distal femur, patella, proximal tibia, tibial shaft and ankle.
ICUC Library includes the series of all the recorded cases for a given region. Each surgical case presents a summary cover with important information that can help the user select which cases to download. Once downloaded, each surgical case includes preoperative imaging, high resolution pictures and videos of the surgery as well as postoperative imaging and clinical pictures that show the final outcome. Moreover, many cases include the comments of an ICUC expert.
Reference Cases are step by step guides presenting the different ways to operate a given fracture type. They include high resolution pictures, videos and 3D animations.
Expert Opinions report valuable recommendations from the ICUC Expert Board. They include high resolution pictures, videos and 3D animations.
Yes. ICUC is an ongoing project and we are continuously registering surgical cases that will be uploaded to the ICUC app once cases have been edited and discussed by ICUC Expert Board. Our goal is to add new content regularly and ICUC app users will be notified when new content is available.
The comments of the ICUC experts can be found in the commented cases of the ICUC Library. The name of the expert who commented the case and the date of the comments can be seen on the covers of each case.
If you receive an authentication error, please ensure your login details are correct. If you have forgotten your password, click on the “forgotten password” link that appears on the login screen and you will receive instructions on how to reset your password via email.
We have included a simple and instant way of communicating with us without leaving the app: shake, scribble, write and send! You can submit questions, suggest an improvement or report a problem by just shaking your device. A screenshot will be automatically captured and you can easily draw on it before submitting your feedback. Otherwise, you can just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org