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CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM

CRACKCast (Core Rosen's and Clinical Knowledge) helps residents to "Turn on their learn on" through podcasts that assist with exam prep by covering essential core content. Physicians as Humans explores the struggles that physicians face and how they have overcome them. From addictions, mental health issues, and all manner of personal crises will be discussed to help let those who are currently struggling know that they are not alone. 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.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 19 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Compare characteristics of peripheral and central vertigo
  2. What are risk factors for central causes of vertigo?
  3. List 4 vestibulotoxic drugs.
  4. Describe the Hallpike Maneuver and the Epley Maneuver
  5. List 5 causes of Peripheral Vertigo and describe features of illness
  6. List 5 causes of Central Vertigo and describe the features of illness

Wisecracks:

  1. HINTS exam
  2. Pathophysiology stumper:
    • Why does dizziness or vertigo lead to nausea, sweating, malaise?
  3. What is the barbecue roll?
Apr 25, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 18 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Define status epilepticus
  2. List the doses of common medications used for status epilepticus
  3. List 10 differential diagnoses for seizures
  4. List 10 indications for head CT in new-onset seizure

Wisecracks:

  1. How long does a driver in British Columbia require their driver’s license be suspended after a seizure?
  2. What are the most common causes of status epilepticus?
  3. What are the “cannot miss” causes of seizure?
Apr 12, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 17 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List the Major Categories for the differential diagnosis of Confusion
  2. Differentiate between organic and functional confusion.
  3. List the Critical and Emergent causes of Confusion

Wise Cracks:

  1. Describe a quick assessment tool for screening for confusion
Apr 12, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 16 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List a broad differential diagnosis for coma
  2. List GCS / Pediatric GCS
  3. Describe the oculocephalic and oculovestibular reflex

Wise Cracks:

  1. List the common age-related causes of altered mental status
  2. What is the initial investigation management of an altered LOC patient?
Apr 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 15 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. What are 12 critical causes of syncope?
  2. List common medications that can cause syncope
  3. Describe the San Francisco Syncope Rule
  4. What are red flags that require admission in syncope?
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