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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.

Jun 28, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 29 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the mechanism of development of a Hypochloremic Metabolic Alkalosis in vomiting
  2. List commonly used anti-emetics including their dose and their receptor site of action.
  3. List causes of vomiting specific to age groups:...


Jun 28, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 28 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview: 

1) Describe heme metabolism
2) List common pre-hepatic/hepatic/post-hepatic causes of jaundice

Wisecracks: 

1) What are clinical signs of liver disease?
2) What laboratory tests can be useful in a jaundiced patient?
3) List the triad of...


Jun 15, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 27 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List and explain 8 causes of life-threatening abdominal pain
  2. List 15 causes of extra-abdominopelvic abdominal pain

Wisecracks:

  1. Why is WBC of so little utility in abdominal pain?
  2. When is an abdominal x-ray useful in investigating...


Jun 6, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 26 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 6 critical causes of chest pain

Wisecracks:

  1. Walk through a systems approach to chest pain including common and uncommon causes of chest pain
  2. Outline your approach to the person with sudden onset severe chest pain


Jun 2, 2016

On behalf of the Physicians as Humans project, I’m thrilled to present the first episode of the series: “Addiction in a medical student.” If you are unfamiliar with the project, please read this post to learn about the podcast series' origins.

In this first episode I speak with a Canadian medical student about...