CICM SAQ 2014.2 Q3

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Question 3.1 With regards to antibiotic dosing: Look at the diagram below, representing antibiotic drug concentration versus time, and answer the questions below: a)  What does “A” represent? Name one class of antibiotic for which this is important with regards to dosing. b)  What does “B” represent? Name one class of antibiotic for which this […]

Fever, Friend or Foe?

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Paul Young’s SMACC talk on ‘Fever, friend or Foe?’ got some of the most positive feedback ever seen on a speaker’s report card. This is his post on the subject of fever in the critically ill, along with the audio and the slides from SMACC.

CICM SAQ 2013.1 Q9

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Questions 9. A 56-year-old male, with a previous splenectomy, presents with an altered mental state but a stable cardiorespiratory status. He is pyrexial with a temperature of 38.4C.  Blood cultures taken on admission show gram-positive cocci in both bottles.a) What is the likely diagnosis and what other specific investigations would you  order?b) Outline your specific […]