CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 01112017

As prepared by Chris Nickson, here are the practice written questions from a recent CICM Second Part exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from Lifeinthefastlane.com’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:

Q1.

Critically evaluate the ‘Open Lung Approach’ to mechanical ventilation. (100%)

Learn more here:

Open Lung Approach To Ventilation

Q2.

A 60 year-old man is admitted to the ICU post-operatively after a right-sided pneumonectomy.

  1. List the physiological consequences of pneumonectomy (50%)
  2. Describe appropriate management of intercostal catheters post-pneumonectomy, including the rationale where appropriate. (50%)

Learn more here:

Pneumonectomy

Q3.

Discuss the factors that facilitate an effective ICU ward round as well as the potential barriers. (100%)

Learn more here:

ICU Ward Round


You can access all the previous practice questions since 2014 here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Ta8IvVaVtc5Il7-kJwj6qKGu54OmifJGRUWCXud8dY/edit
See this link on INTENSIVE for exam resources:
http://intensiveblog.com/resources/#3

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