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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: June, 2016
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: infant, newborn, child, and teen.

Wisecracks: 

  1. What are the three main areas providing afferent inputs to the vomiting centre?
  2. Name 6 critical causes and 6 complications of vomiting
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 acute hepatic failure
4) List and describe 6 critical causes of jaundice
5) What are 3 causes of jaundice in pregnancy?

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 abdominal pain?
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 his personal battle with drug addiction during medical school. He candidly describes his experience and the powerful impact it has had on his future as a physician.

This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know have a story about managing personal struggles while in medicine, please contact velmurug@ualberta.ca.

Thanks for listening!

Niresha, Physicians as Humans Project

Music for Physicians as Humans Episode 01

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I Am A Man That Will Fight For Your Honour by Chris Zabriskie
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Your Heart Beats Like Mine by Crimson Mourn https://soundcloud.com/crimson-mourn
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All songs have been modified for the project

Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 25 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 10 critical causes of dyspnea

Wisecracks:

  1. Outline your approach to the acutely dyspneic patient
  2. Name 6 uncommon causes of dyspnea
Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 24 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Describe the management of massive hemoptysis
  2. List the 12 causes of hemoptysis

Wisecracks:

  1. How do you tease out other hemoptysis mimics?
Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 23 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 8 Emergent Diagnoses for the chief complaint of sore throat
  2. List the most common viral, bacterial, and non-infectious causes of sore throat
    • List at least 8
  3. Describe the modified Centor Criteria and their use

Wisecracks:

  1. Describe the pros and cons of antibiotics for suspected or confirmed acute GAS pharyngitis (see Rosen’s page 202)
  2. Other than Group B Strep, name 6 agents causing exudative pharyngitis
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