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Pulmonary Physiology, Pulmonary Pathophysiology & Thoracic Anesthesia Exam

The Pulmonary and Thoracic Topic Exam is a 75-question multiple choice exam with questions directed to aspects of pulmonary physiology, pulmonary disease states and thoracic anesthesia. Question material covers:

  • Respiratory anatomy
  • Pulmonary circulation
  • Mechanics of ventilation
  • Spirometry
  • Flow-volume loops
  • Ventilation/perfusion ratios
  • West zones
  • Shunt vs. dead space
  • O2 & CO2 transport
  • Control of breathing
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Effects of positive-pressure ventilation
  • One-lung ventilation
  • Management of the double-lumen tube
  • Preop patient evaluation
  • Lung resection

The Topic Exams follow the format described in the Candidate Handbook. You may take as long as you wish for each question, but you may not skip a question. The Topic Exams offer an excellent method of selectively reviewing specialized topics in anesthesia, whether in preparation for course exams or the certification exam. In addition, the Topic Exams offer valuable experience in computerized test taking.

Following completion of a Topic Exam, you will receive a raw score, the time it took to complete the exam, and a list of all your correct and incorrect responses.

All answers to the Topic Exam questions are fully explained and referenced so you may further explore areas of interest or increase your knowledge in areas of academic weakness. You will have access to the referenced answers for not less than 28 days after completing the exam.

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