CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 22062016

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

Q1. (CICM SAQ 2013.1 Q17)

List the pharmacological characteristics of phenytoin, and outline how these impact on its clinical use.

Learn more here:

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/cicm-saq-2013-1-q17/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/post-traumatic-seizures/

Q2. (CICM SAQ 2013.1 Q7)

Discuss the role of noradrenaline in the management of hypotension post cardiac surgery.

Learn more here:

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/noradrenaline/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/hypotension-post-cardiac-surgery/

Q3.

Regarding subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH):

  1. Define the following terms (30%):
    1. vasospasm
    2. delayed neurological deterioration
    3. delayed cerebral ischaemia
  2. When does vasospasm typically occur post-SAH? (10%)
  3. Outline the possible therapies for vasospasm post-SAH (60%)

Learn more here:

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/subarachnoid-haemorrhage/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/subarachnoid-haemorrhage-grading-systems/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/vasospasm-in-subarachnoid-haemorrhage/


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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