A critique of cerebral perfusion pressure as a therapeutic target.
Management of diabetic ketoacidosis
Interpretation of arterial waveforms: pulse pressure variation.
Interpretation of abnormal IABP waveforms: the significance of early balloon deflation.
Interpretation of CVP waveforms (tricuspid regurgitation); as well as several others.
Care for the post-pneumonectomy patient: the chest drain is on suction
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy: Prevention of bronchoscopy-related crossinfection.
The Wheatstone bridge pressure transducer: principles of operation.
Reference point for the "zero" value of invasive arterial blood pressure measurement.
Flanged tracheostomy tube - features which make it "suitable for use".
Pulmonary artery catheter: Directly measured and derived PA catheter variables
Complications associated with the use of a pulmonary artery catheter
Types of ECMO, and typical complications associated with ECMO
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; "What's That Rash?"
Important discussion points in a family conference regarding organ donation after cardiac death (DCD).
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever. Also, biomarkers of sepsis
Troubleshooting the temporary pacemaker circuit
Another game of "Name That ECG Abnormality"
Approach to the ICU patient with generalised weakness
Cardiovascular physical examination: causes of an irregularly irregular pulse.
Portal hypertension: list 4 clinical signs
Base of skull fracture
Physical signs of cerebellar disease: ones which do not involve the limbs
A day 5 post-trauma patient has fallen apart. What are the causes of lactic acidosis?
Sepsis and septic shock in pregnancy
Clinical testing for brain death: gas exchange during apnoea testing.
Lactic acidosis which resolves rapidly - seizures, cardiac arrest or hanging.
Causes of lactic acidosis (red cell transketolase comes up)
Assessment of fluid balance in the critically ill patient
Management of severe heart failure: specifically right heart failure.
Iron poisoning - clinical signs, investigations, characteristic ABG findings
Clinical features and management of malaria.
Isoosmolar hyponatremia: TURP syndrome
Outline the role of vasopressin and its analogues in the critically ill patient.>
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" -a pan-coagulopathy, everything is going wrong.
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" - a failure of the intrinsic pathway (high APTT).
The receiver operating characteristic plot, i.e. ROC curve.
Methods of intracranial pressure monitoring: indications for CT head before lumbar puncture.
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-positive bacillus is causing this meningitis ?
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-negatives have innate imipenem resistance?
"Name That Microbe": pneumonia, arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
Approach to the patient suddenly impossible to ventilate due to VILI
Analysis of ventilator waveforms and pressure-volume curves.
A summary of toxins and their antidotes
Tricyclic antidepressant overdose: role of sodium bicarbonate
Delirium in the ICU
Management of a burns patient