CICM First Part Exam Practice SAQs 13052016

Here are the practice questions from today’s written exam practice session led by Chris Nickson at The Alfred ICU, with recommended quick reference resources (but don’t forget to study the recommended texts!):


Regarding renal blood flow:

  1. Explain how renal blood flow can be measured
  2. Describe the regulation of renal blood flow

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Compare and contrast how the renal tubules handle sodium with how they handle glucose.

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Concerning diuretics:

  1. Draw a diagram illustrating the 4 anatomical sites of action for 4 different classes of diuretics and provide an example of each drug
  2. Explain the mechanism of action for each drug

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CICM First Part Exam Syllabus

  • Renal physiology (Q1 and Q2)
  • Renal pharmacology (Q3)

You can access all the previous practice questions since 2015 here:
See this link on INTENSIVE for exam resources:
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