CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 27072016

As prepared by Chris Nickson, here are the practice questions from today’s written exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:


You have just completed reviewing a stable patient when a woman runs into the emergency department toward you. She is screaming for help and holding an 8 month-old baby who is cold and pulseless.

Outline your approach to the management of this situation.

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A MET call is activated when a 45-year-old man unexpectedly develops massive haematemesis on the ward. He was awaiting discharge after recovering from a community acquired pneumonia. He has a history of liver cirrhosis due to Hepatitis C virus from previous IV drug use.

He has bilateral crepitations and has SpO2 89% on 15L/min via a non-rebreather mask. He is drowsy, agitated and has BP 90/55 mmHg. He continues to profusely vomit large amounts of fresh blood.

Describe your approach to the initial management of this case.

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Compare and contrast the different types of renal tubular acidosis (Type 1, Type 2 and Type 4).

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