Patients for the hot cases are the patients in the host unit on the day.
There are no specific “ideal features” - essentially any patient in any ICU such as you have every day at work.
Approximately 5 over the course of the day.
Each pair of examiners for the hot cases usually prepares 2 or 3 cases and will use the other case(s) if one goes to OT or CT, becomes unstable, is having physio etc.
Observers are an important part of the exam process. Observers may be any of the following:
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