CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 23032016

Here are the practice questions from today’s written exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium:


Compare and contrast the following toxidromes:

  1. Serotonin syndrome
  2. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  3. Anticholinergic syndrome
  4. Sympathomimetic syndrome (e.g. due to amphetamine intoxication)

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Regarding acute pancreatitis:

  1. Outline the role of antibiotics (50%)
  2. Discuss the role of surgical intervention(s) (50%)

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Outline the indications for cardiac surgery in adults for the following conditions:

  1. Coronary artery disease (30%)
  2. Aortic valve disease (35%)
  3. Mitral valve disease (35%)

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