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Delirium in the ICU: definition, causes, risk factors, management
Pressure area care prevention and management in the ICU
Rheumatoid arthritis: how it makes intubation difficult, and how it complicates ICU management.
Delirium in the ICU define it and "describe your management approach".
Rheumatoid arthritis: physical signs in the hands, and characteristic X-ray features.
Physiotherapy in the ICU: its role, broadly
List the ultrasound features of a pneumothorax.
How useful is the daily "sedation holiday"? Critically evaluate.
Logistics of inter-hospital transfer: what issues would you need to consider?
"What's That Rash?"
Discuss the role of interventional radiology in the management of the critically ill.
Functional status and survival in ICU. Also, age-related changes in physiology.
Clinical features of scleroderma. Also, .. for some reason, acute bowel ischaemia
Causes of cyanosis which are not cardiovascular or respiratory.
Aerial transport of a critically ill patient.
Weird body fluids - "chicken fat supernatant"
DVT prophylaxis in the ICU: specifically, DVT prophylaxis in neurotrauma.
Delirium in the ICU
The clinical relevance of nail signs: List 2 causes of clubbing
Functional status and outcome in ICU. Tools to assess functional status of survivors.
The "Sedation Holiday" - useful? Discuss.
Risks associated with MRI imaging of ICU patients.
Scleroderma and CREST syndrome. "What's Wrong With My Hands?"
Outline the potential roles for the use of ultrasound in the critically ill patient.
On examination, how do you tell a kidney from a spleen?
Sleep disturbance in the ICU: causes, consequences, management strategies.
Rheumatoid arthritis: clinical features, and abnormalities which complicate intubation.
Utility of the routine daily chest Xrays - "critically evaluate" this pointless practice
Factors which influence intensive care outcome; specifically age-related changes in physiology
Factors influencing intensive care outcome: genetic influences
Physiotherapy in the ICU: risks and benefits
Functional status and outcome in ICU. Tools used to assess functional status of survivors.
Transport of the critically ill patient
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the ICU.
DVT prophylaxis in the ICU; Mechanical DVT prophylaxis devices
Routine clinical examination of the ICU patient: is there a point?
Aeromedical retrieval: essential features of a helicopter-transported ventilator
Rheumatoid arthritis: how it complicates ICU management.
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