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 Lifeinthefastlane.com’s Critical Care Compendium:

Q1.

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%)

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/the-elderly-and-critical-care/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/frailty/

Q2.

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.

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/hypothermia/

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/drowning/

Q3.

  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%)

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-mods/

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:
https://intensiveblog.com/resources/#3

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