Chest X-rays. Examples included tension pneumothorax and extra-alveolar air, chest trauma and multiple medical devices.  A list of findings was requested, including the type and placement of the multiple devices and tubes.   For full marks, candidates were expected to comment on the anatomical position and acceptability of the position of the invasive devices. Seven out of twelve candidates passed this section

Disclaimer: the viva stem above may be an original CICM stem, acquired from their publicly available past papers. Or, perhaps it is a slightly altered version of the original CICM stem. Or, it is a completely original viva stem, concocted by the monstrously amoral author of Deranged Physiology for nothing more than his own personal amusement. In either case, because the college do not make the main viva text or marking criteria available, almost everything here has been confabulated. It might sound like a plausible viva and it could be used for the purpose of practice, but all should be aware that it does not represent the "true" canonical CICM viva station.