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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 4, 2019

Core Questions:


  1. Describe your history and physical exam in the patient being actively resuscitated.
  2. Discuss the process of deterioration to cardiac arrest with respiratory failure and cardiac obstruction.
  3. List 6 aspects of optimal CPR.
  4. What medications have been shown to improve outcomes in cardiac arrest?
  5. List 8...

Feb 4, 2019

Core Questions:

  1. What is cerebral autoregulation?
  2. Describe your parameters for post-arrest care of a brain injured patient.
  3. List 7 interventions for management of a patient with elevated ICP.
  4. What are the equations for cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure?
  5. Describe a protocol for induced hypothermia after...

Jan 7, 2019

This episode covers Chapter 6 in Rosen's 9th edition, shock. 

Jan 2, 2019

Are you a Family Medicine resident about to graduate and embark on an extra year of training in Emergency Medicine (EM)?

Are you worried you don’t know what it is really like to be an Emergency Medicine resident and you want to find a guide to help maximize your learning in a short and extremely fast year?

As a recent...

Dec 3, 2018

This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 005, Monitoring the Emergency Patient (9th Ed.).

Core Questions:

  1. List modalities for measurement of BP and note which modalities are likely to over and underestimate blood pressure.
  2. What is pulse pressure and how does it relate to stroke volume?
  3. List 4...