CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 19122019

As prepared by Chris Nickson, here are the practice written questions from a recent CICM Second Part exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from LITFL.com Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:

a) Identify the labels A to F below on these waveforms from a patient with an intra-aortic balloon pump in situ:

Image modified from DerangedPhysiology.com

b) Regarding the following waveform:

i) What is wrong with the intra-aortic balloon pump?

ii) What features indicate this?

iii) What are the physiological consequences?

iv) How can you correct this?

c) Regarding the following waveform:

i) What is wrong with the intra-aortic balloon pump?

ii) What features indicate this?

iii) What are the physiological consequences?

iv) How can you correct this?

Learn more here (answers are provided in the first link below):

Q2.

Critically evaluate the role of decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) ischaemic stroke. (100%)

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Discuss the role of interventional radiology in the management of the critically ill. (100%)

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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:
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