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 Respiratory Failure

    Acute Respiratory Failure
    Airway Management
    COPD and Asthma
    Mechanical Ventilation
    Respiratory Assessment and Monitoring


    Acute Myocardial Ischaemia
    Haemodynamic Monitoring
    Heart Failure

 Trauma - Emergency

    Burns Injury
    Environmental Hazards
    Major Intoxication
    Multiple Trauma

 Kidney Injury

    Oliguria and Anuria (AKI I)
    Acute Renal Failure (AKI II)
    Electrolytes and Homeostasis

 Abdomen - Nutrition

    Abdomen in Critical Care
    Acute Hepatic Failure


    Acute Brain Ischaemia
    Coma and Altered Consciousness
    Neuromuscular Conditions
    Sedation and Analgesia
    Traumatic Brain Injury


    Immunocompromised Patients
    Infection Prevention and Control
    Sepsis and MODS
    Severe Infection

 Peri-operative ICM

    Bleeding and Thrombosis
    Clinical Imaging
    High - Risk Surgical Patients
    Multiple Trauma

ICM Management

    Clinical Outcome
    Health Technology Assessment
    Organisation and Management
    Patient Transportation
    Quality Assurance and Cost - Effectiveness

Development - Ethics

    Clinical Examination
    Organ Donation and Transplantation
    Teaching and Learning

 General Topics in ICM

    Obstetric Critical Care


The European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) Part I examination is a multiple choice written examination in English. There are 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and each question trunk will have either four or five stems. It is held under the auspices of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and the Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SSICM)

Type A Questions

One single best answer amongst 5 questions. Wrong or a blank answer equals "0" points.

Type K Questions

Four True / False statements in each question. 0.5 point for 3 out of 4 correct answers.

No Negatives

Answer all!.  Wrong answers do not sustract total count.