CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 21062017

As prepared by  Dash Gantner, here are the practice written questions from a recent CICM Second Part exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:


A junior trainee in distress has asked to speak to you regarding a medical error she has committed that has resulted in a life-threatening adverse outcome for the patient.

Outline the key points of the initial discussion with the trainee.

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A 40 year old male, with no significant past medical history, has a severe head injury following a motor vehicle accident one week previously. It is deemed that he has a non survivable injury, although he is not brain dead. The wife has raised the possibility of organ donation post circulatory death (DCD). In your conversation with his wife about donation after cardiac death, outline the important discussion points about DCD.

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Critically evaluate the role of communication strategies for delivery of bad news to patients and their relatives.

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Breaking Bad (News)

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