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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.

Dec 12, 2017

This 134th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 126, tick-borne illnesses. Can't get all those crazy rare diseases straight in your head? We've got you covered.


Dec 7, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 125, Parasitic Infections. This episode will give you the tools to adequately investigate the peculiar parasitic infections that present in patients coming to the ED. In an age where physicians are increasingly exposed to international travelers and immigrant/refugee...


Dec 4, 2017

Core Questions:

  1. Define AIDS
  2. List 5 risk factors for AIDS
  3. List 10 AIDS-defining conditions
  4. Describe 3 serum tests for HIV
  5. List 6 Ddx for respiratory infections in HIV
  6. Describe the presentation and treatment of PCP pneumonia
  7. Describe an approach to diagnosis and management of CNS infections in AIDS
  8. List 5 causes of...


Nov 30, 2017

Core questions:

  1. What are the top 5 rabies-virus carrying animals in Canada? In the world?
  2. Describe the pathogenesis of the rabies virus disease (see fig. 123.6)
  3. List 5 stages of rabies. What are the clinical presentations of rabies?
  4. How is rabies diagnosed?
  5. What factors are involved in a rabies risk assessment. Which...


Nov 27, 2017

This 130th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 122, Viruses. Viruses account for most infections and are typically self-limited illnesses. Recognition of specific viral illness patterns is important in the ED, where our intervention or withholding an ineffective treatment such as antibiotics can...