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CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM

CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Mar 15, 2018

Core questions:


  • Describe the cholinergic toxidrome from organophosphates
  • Describe the clinical presentation of organophosphate toxicity.
  • How is organophosphate toxicity managed?
  • What are the complications of organophosphate toxicity?
  • What is the difference between organophosphates and carbamates?
  • What are...

Mar 12, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th Ed Chapter 151, Iron and Heavy Metals. While often not recognized in the acute care setting, chronic toxicity from heavy metals is common and has high morbidity, especially in pediatric populations and requires careful attention to risk factors and symptomatology.

Mar 8, 2018

Core questions:

  1. List 6 commonly abused opioids (Table 156:1)
  2. Describe the opioid toxidrome (list opioid effects on Neuro, Resp, Ophtho, CV, GI, Derm)
  3. List opioid preparations associated with the following presentations:
  1. Long QTc →
  2. Prolonged QRS →
  3. Seizures →
  4. Hallucinations →)
  5. Sensorineural hearing loss →

Mar 5, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 141, Toxic Alcohols. This chapter covers exposure to your stereotypical toxic alcohols (i.e., ethylene glycol and methanol) as well as the consequences of ingesting ethanol and isopropyl alcohol. 

Mar 1, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 153, Inhaled Toxins. This chapter covers exposure to various inhalation toxins including CO, hydrogen sulfide, etc. and includes their treatment and management for acute exposures.