CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 02122015

Here are the practice questions contributed by Andrew Udy from a recent written exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from Lifeinthefastlane.com’s Critical Care Compendium:

Q1.

With reference to clinical studies, define the following terms:

a) internal validity (25%)

b) external validity (25%)

c) bias (25%)

d) statistical power (25%)

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Q2.

Discuss the role of thrombolysis in submassive PE.

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Q3.

A 59-year-old male is admitted to the ICU following a severe traumatic brain injury. He is sedated, intubated and ventilated.

a) List the arguments for and against intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in this patient. (50%)

b) Explain the term “secondary brain injury” and list the steps to avoid this. (50%)

 

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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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