Management of a burns patient: classification of burns and estimation of %BSA
Biomarkers in assessment of acute kidney injury, eg urea:creatinine ratio
Features that distinguish myopathy from neuropathy
Cardiovascular physical examination: causes of an apical diastolic murmur.
Atelectasis: clinical features of complete one-sided lung collapse.
Stress-induced hyperglycaemia: mechanisms, consequences and management.
Spinal cord injury syndromes: list 2 causes, and the clinical findings
Liver failure in pregnancy. "Why is this pregnant woman jaundiced and comatose?"
Weird body fluids - "chicken fat supernatant"
Approach to the patient with severe airway injuries. Also, management of stridor.
Methods of intracranial pressure monitoring: compare the EVD and the Codman catheter.
The paediatric airway: practical approach.
DVT prophylaxis in the ICU: specifically, DVT prophylaxis in neurotrauma.
Arterial waveforms at different positions in the vascular tree
Information derived from the arterial line square wave test
Broadly, what information can be derived from the arterial line waveform?
Rhabdomyolysis, optimising solute clearance, troubleshooting CRRT, and dose of CRRT.
Antibiotics for MRSA, antifungals, and antibiotic dosing in renal failure.
Plasmapheresis: principles, indications, complications.
Conventional CPR vs. compression-only CPR.
What are the different causes of shock (in this pancreatitis patient)?
The capnography waveform: why is it flat?
Co-oximetry vs. pulse oximetry
Peak pressure, plateau pressure and compliance. Also, Intrinsic PEEP.
Causes of cardiac arrest
Investigating the cause of cardiac arrest
Physiological consequences of spinal cord transection
Calculate sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV
Calculate: Relative risk, absolute risk, NNT
Propofol infusion syndrome. Risk factors, laboratory evidence, management.
Safe prescribing: risk factors for medication errors, and their minimisation.
Non-rebreather oxygen mask, again.
Safety features of the wall suction outlet regulator.
The Rapid Infusion Catheter: what determines the flow though it?
Critical evaluation of procalcitonin; a variant of the biomarkers of sepsis
Causes of lactic acidosis in sepsis (and causes of lactic acidosis in general)
Use of albumin in critically ill patients
Thoracic epidural vs. PCA: analgesic techniques for multiple rib fractures
Approach to the unconscious patient in the ICU
Causes of respiratory failure: trauma patient with post-operative hypoxia
Storage lesions of refrigerated packed red blood cells.
Benefits of leukodepleted blood.
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" - factor deficiency
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" - a pan-coagulopathy, everything is wrong.
"What's Wrong With This Blood Film?" - causes of macrocytosis
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