CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 31012018

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 Lifeinthefastlane.com’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:

Q1.

  1. What are the differences between viscoelastic haemostatic assays (such as TEG® and ROTEM®) and plasma clotting assays? (50%)
  2. Suggest a cause of the haemostatic abnormality, and appropriate therapy, for each of the thromboelastogram profiles a) to f) shown below:  (50%)

Learn more here:

Thromboelastogram (TEG)

Q2.

Critically evaluate the role of corticosteroids as a therapy in septic shock (100%)

Learn more here:

Corticosteroids in Refractory Shock

ADRENAL

Steroids in Sepsis

 

Q3.

Outline your approach to the management of a 20 year-old man with Down Syndrome who ingested a large volume of drain cleaner and presents with throat pain, drooling and respiratory distress.

Learn more here:

Corrosive Ingestion


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:
https://intensiveblog.com/resources/#3

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