FCAI Written Exam 28/2/18 / by Muhammad Amir Ayub

I couldn't remember all of the topics that came out, but here goes what I do remember:

SAQ's (10 questions in 3 hours):

  1. sedation spectrum, mida, dissociative sedation, mac safety
  2. iabp mechanism, effects, indications, contra
  3. abd hypertension, acs, measurement, effects, management
  4. smoking, bronchospasm
  5. pe, helllp, anesthesia and o&g management 
  6. acute and chronic pain, effects of pain, opioid sparing, hyperalgesia and tolerance
  7. principles and benefits of daycare surgery
  8. RA and effects of steroids, DMARDS, anesthesia
  9. sab effects layers contraindications

SBA's (50 questions in 1 hour 40 minutes):

  1. Noac
  2. Fat emb syndrome
  3. Afe
  4. Peripheral nerve injury 
  5. Management of severe mr
  6. Das extubation
  7. Sci
  8. Sympathetic hyperreflexia
  9. Preop anemia
  10. Hyper cl met acidosis
  11. Atls
  12. Hypoxia on vent
  13. Cyanotic heart disease, r to left shunt management
  14. Neonatal hypoxia w cvs problem
  15. Tbi
  16. Anesthesia for stroke (embo)
  17. Management of anti-hpt/dm
  18. Trigeminal neuralgia
  19. Dental trauma
  20. Sepsis
  21. Sedation spectrum
  22. Complications of robotic surgery (prostate)
  23. Eye op w coad, warfarin
  24. Ra for tka (don’t think i got this one right)
  25. Phrenic nerve block post bp block
  26. Rln injury post thyroidectomy
  27. Cancer pain management
  28. Svt management (algorithm)
  29. 2 poisoning q’s: 1 on beta blocker, another tca (I think)
  30. Daycare surgery discharge criteria

True/False MCQ's (30 stems with 5 subparts each in 1 hour):

  1. Air embo diagnosis
  2. Dlt absolute indications
  3. Lvedp, stroke work, coronary perfusion
  4. Ptc
  5. Diathermy 
  6. Adverse drug reactions and allergies
  7. Trisomy 21 airway
  8. Latex allergy
  9. Thermodilution accuracy
  10. Nsaids
  11. Peds aps, morphine pk in peds
  12. Bp anatomy
  13. Sensory supply of ll
  14. Hap def and bacteriology 
  15. Caudal anat and block
  16. Herpetic neuralgia
  17. Neuropathic pain syndromes of head
  18. Pcm od
  19. Apgar score
  20. Stellate ganglion block
  21. Massive transfusion
  22. Pac’s and pcwp’s (location misinterpretation)
  23. Peribulbar block
  24. Hypothermia complications
  25. Enteral nutrition 
  26. High altitude sickness
  27. Loop recorders
  28. Changes to the cvs post heart lung transplantation
  29. Ppo values post lobectomy

I'll talk about how I did in another later post. There's enough topics here to cover a year of continuous reading.