CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 30032016

Here are the practice questions from today’s written exam practice session at The Alfred ICU led by Dash Gantner, with recommended reading from’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:


An 86-year-old gentleman is admitted to intensive care with acute lung injury causing respiratory failure, secondary to gallstone-induced acute pancreatitis.

  1. How would you approach his enteral nutrition after a successful ERCP?
  2. List the complications that need to be considered with utilising enteral nutrition?
  3. When might you consider parenteral nutrition?

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Critically evaluate the role of fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients with sepsis.

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In the context of statistical analysis of randomised controlled trials, explain the following terms:

  1. Risk ratio
  2. Odds ratio
  3. Number needed to treat
  4. P-value
  5. Confidence intervals

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