Viva 5


“You are asked to attend the Emergency Department urgently.  A male child aged 2 years and
10 months who was found “unconscious”  is being brought to your hospital.   A second hand report from the ambulance officers suggests the child has been vomiting and may be fitting.  No other information is available until the patient arrives (ETA 10 minutes).

What preparations would you make while waiting for the arrival of the child?”

Nineteen out of twenty-two 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.