CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 30012020

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:

Q1.

Critically evaluate the role of proton pump inhibitors for stress ulcer prophylaxis in the ICU. (100%)

Learn more here:

PEPTIC trial: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2759412

Q2.

Discuss the role of the cardiac catheterisation laboratory (cath lab) in the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA).

Learn more here:

AHA Statement (2019): https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000630

Q3.

Critically evaluate hydrocortisone-ascorbate-thiamine (HAT) therapy for the treatment of sepsis.

Learn more here:

VITAMINS trial: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2759414


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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