CICM First Part Exam Practice SAQs 07122015

Here are the practice questions from today’s written exam practice session led by Eamon Raith at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium and ICUPrimaryPrep:


Define cardiac output. (1mark)

Outline the factors that affect cardiac output. (6 marks)

Briefly describe the thermo dilution method of measuring cardiac output. (3 marks)

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(Q23 September 2009, Q4 September 2013)


Compare and Contrast the pharmacology of Adrenaline and Levosimendan.

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(Q6 March 2011, Q1 Sept 2013)


  • Determinants and control of cardiac output (I3)
  • Measurement and monitoring: cardiac output (Yg)
  • Cardiac pharmacology: inotropes (I6)

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