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CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q8

Question A systematic review of the literature was undertaken comparing proton pump inhibitors with H2- receptor blockers for the prevention of gastro-intestinal bleeding in ICU patients. The following figure was included: a)  Name the type of graph illustrated in the…

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CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q1

You are called to review a 29-year-old male with confirmed asthma in the Emergency Department. He has been unwell for 2 days with increasing cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. He has just been intubated.
CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2015.2 Q21

Compare Continuous Venovenous Haemofiltration (CVVHF), Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) and Intermittent Hemodialysis (IHD) with respect to Mechanism of solute clearance
CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q26

Outline the relative advantages and disadvantages of thoracic epidural analgesia compared to systemic opioid analgesia via a PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) for her pain management.
CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q6

Outline the key issues in the management of acute right ventricular failure in an ICU patient with moderate to severe pulmonary hypertension.
CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q2

Compare and contrast the utility of the following in the assessment of acute kidney injury in a critically ill patient:
CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q10

Question A 30 year old man has been admitted to hospital with severe multiple injuries following a motor vehicle accident. On day 2, his intracranial pressure has stabilised and his head CT shows scattered punctate haemorrhages with subarachnoid blood, with…

CICM Exam Library 340

CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q7

Question A 26-year-old female is admitted to the ICU post operatively with faecal peritonitis as a result of multiple bowel perforations secondary to Crohn’s disease. She has had the majority of her small bowel resected and is to be prescribed…

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CICM SAQ 2015.2 Q18

List and briefly describe the different mechanisms by which an ICU ventilator may detect (and thus is triggered by) a spontaneous inspiratory effort.
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CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q19

Questions 19.1.  To evaluate a new biomarker as an early index of infected pancreatic necrosis, you perform the measurement in a consecutive series of 200 critically ill patients with pancreatitis. You find that 100 of these patients had subsequently proven…

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CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q5

You are supervising a registrar who suffers a needle stick injury during the insertion of a central line in a patient with a history of intravenous drug use. Outline your approach to this problem.