CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 06092017

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.

Outline the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopaenia in an intensive care patient, and your approach to investigation. (65%)

What are your thresholds for administering platelets for thrombocytopaenia in different clinical situations? (35%)

 

Learn more here:

Thrombocytopaenia

Q2.

Discuss the assessment and management of an ICU patient who has growth of Aspergillus fumigatus from a sputum culture.

Learn more here:

Aspergillosis

Q3.

Outline your approach to the management of a pregnant 25 year-old female (34/40 gestation) with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to Influenza A infection.

She is intubated and receiving FiO2 0.9 and pressure-controlled ventilation (Pi 20 cmH20, PEEP 15 cmH20). She weighs 65kg (BMI 25).

Learn more here:

Influenza and Pregnancy

Influenza

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)


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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