Viva 8

You are called to review a 56 yr old 120 kg lady who has been admitted with a community acquired pneumonia . She is on 50% O2 ,on a CPAP of 10cm H2O with an SaO2 of 90% and has a respiratory rate of 35bpm. You have decided to intubate and ventilate this lady.

1. Please list the equipment that you require to assist you in this intubation.

The rest of the viva focused on airway management.

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.