10 Random Questions


Volume-cycled flow generators are preferred over pressure-cycled ventilators in critical care units because they


Which of the following is the most common cause of coagulopathy occurring during massive blood transfusion?


In a 65-year-old man, which of the following findings on preoperative pulmonary function testing is associated with the highest risk for respiratory insufficiency following pneumonectomy?

ADVANCED Respiratory & Critical Care

A delay in surgery for 24 to 48 hours for preoperative stabilization and preparation is acceptable in each of the following neonatal conditions EXCEPT

ADVANCED Pediatric

In an unpremedicated, spontaneously breathing patient, an alveolar halothane concentration of 0.74% in oxygen is consistently associated with

BASIC Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

Ninety minutes after administration of succinylcholine 1 mg/kg to a 28-year-old woman, the train-of-four shows a T4:T1 ratio of 25%. This is most consistent with

BASIC Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

A 50-year-old man with severe coronary artery disease undergoes coronary artery bypass grafting. Five minutes after successful termination of cardiopulmonary bypass, ST-segment elevation is noted in lead II of the ECG, and the following findings are noted: BP 70/40, Pulse 80, CVP 16 cmH2O, PAp 25/10. Appropriate management is to

ADVANCED Cardiac

The potency of an inhalational anesthetic correlates best with its


Which of the following is indicated by an alarm condition in the line-isolation monitor?

BASIC Equipment & Physics

Which of the following combinations of hemoglobin, blood gases, and cardiac output provides the greatest delivery of oxygen to tissue? (Hb, PaO2, SaO2, CO)

BASIC General