A 50-year-old man has been admitted to your ICU with acute respiratory failure. He has a two-day history of fatigue, weakness, generalized myalgia, headache and fever; followed by dry cough and increasing shortness of breath.
A 36-year-old woman presents to the Emergency Department with a three (3) day history of dry cough and increasing shortness of breath. She is profoundly hypoxaemic and is intubated by ED staff for institution of mechanical ventilation.
You are the intensivist on duty. A 50 year old woman has just been transferred from the surgical ward with worsening shortness of breath day 5 post-oesophagectomy and a presumed anastomotic leak. On arrival in ICU she is tachypneic and extremely agitated.
You are called to the Emergency Department to review a 45 year old man with respiratory distress. His past medical history is of HIV, with prior Pneumocystis jiroveci infections currently treated with Dapsone.
A 45 year old man had an out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to a large anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction. He underwent early successful percutaneous coronary intervention to his proximal LAD artery but had a significant aspiration pneumonia.
A 70 year old man is admitted to ICU from theatre following routine coronary artery bypass grafting. Surgery was uneventful. He is brought back intubated and ventilated. Following handover, you are going to continue ventilation on the ICU ventilator.
A previously well 17 year old male is admitted to your intensive care with severe respiratory distress. He had influenza diagnosed 1 week ago and now presents pyrexial 39.5°C, hypotensive with bilateral patchy infiltrates on the Chest X-Ray. You suspect a secondary bacterial infection.