CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 28062017

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


A 54 year man presents to ED with a single episode of syncope. He subsequently develops Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) and requires defibrillation and 2 minutes of CPR to achieve ROSC. He in intubated and arrives to the ICU.

Outline your approach to assessment of this patient.

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Describe the aetiology, physiological consequences and clinical findings of abdominal compartment syndrome.

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A 78 year-old woman patient presents with serum sodium of 117mmol/L.

Outline the pathophysiology and causes of hyponatremia in this patient.

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