CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 02092015

Here are the practice questions from this week’s written exam practice at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium:


Regarding the elderly in ICU:

  1. Define frailty (10%)
  2. What are the prognostic implications of frailty in the ICU?  (20%)
  3. List the pathophysiological changes that occur in the elderly (70%)


Describe your approach to the management of a 12 year-old male who is brought in by ambulance with CPR in progress following a drowning episode in a lake in winter. He is in PEA and has a rectal temperature of 28C.


  1. Define Multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) (20%)
  2. List 2 scoring systems that can be used to quantify severity of MODS (10%)
  3. Outline the pathophysiology of MODS (70%)

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