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’s Critical Care Compendium:


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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Discuss the role of thrombolysis in submassive PE.

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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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