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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: May, 2016
May 22, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 22 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Describe the Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect, how it is diagnosed, and list a
    differential diagnoses for this finding
  2. List 6 treatment options for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
  3. Describe 5 history or physical exam findings that distinguish between periorbital
    cellulitis and orbital cellulitis

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the causes of exophthalmos?
  2. How can you differentiate between viral and bacterial conjunctivitis?
  3. Causes of anisocoria?
May 15, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 21 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List the differential diagnosis (critical emergent, urgent) for Diplopia
    • Including at least 7 causes of binocular diplopia
  2. Describe the mechanisms of normal extraocular movements
  3. Describe the specific cranial nerve palsies causing diplopia

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the 5 most important questions to ask yourself about diplopia?
  2. Describe your approach to diplopia in the sick patient
May 6, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 20 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 7 life threatening causes of headaches
  2. List 5 red flags on history for headaches
  3. When should you perform a CT before performing a LP?
  4. Describe 8 clinical findings indicative of elevated ICP

Wisecracks:

  1. Describe 5 CT findings suggestive of elevated ICP
  2. List 7 non-life threatening causes of headache
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