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: August, 2016
Aug 29, 2016


This episode covers Chapter 38 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview

  1. List 5 relevant anatomic/physiologic differences between children and adults in relation to trauma management
  2. List 8 airway differences between pediatrics and adults with their relevant implications
  3. List potential fluid therapies for hemorrhagic shock and their doses
  4. List 3 ideal IO sites in pediatrics and describe the procedure
  5. Describe the pediatric GCS
  6. List 6 indications for laparotomy
  7. List 6 signs of elevated ICP in infants and children
  8. What is an impact seizure?
  9. List the 5 layers of the scalp and describe 3 types of extra cranial bleeding in pediatrics
  10. What is the difference between a linear and a diastatic skull fracture
  11. Describe the typical presentation and etiologic cause of an epidural hematoma and a subdural hematoma
  12. Describe the management of elevated ICP
  13. List 10 anatomical differences between the pediatric and adult cervical spine
  14. How can you discern between true subluxation and pseudosubluxation at C2/C3
  15. List 2 ways to choose the size of chest tube in pediatrics
  16. What are indications for ER resuscitative thoracotomy in chest trauma?
  17. List pediatric specific cardiovascular and abdominal injury patterns
Aug 22, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 37 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.With trauma in pregnancy we need to think about blunt vs. penetrating trauma. Many women do not know they are pregnant.

Episode Overview:

  • What is the threshold for fetal viability and how can this be estimated clinically?
  • List the expected physiologic changes during pregnancy.
  • List 8 unique considerations in the management of the pregnant trauma patient.
  • How is fetal distress detected?
  • Discuss placental abruption including the pathophysiology, clinical findings, diagnostic modalities, management, and complications.
  • List 2 potential uterine injuries
  • What is a safe radiation dose in pregnancy? What diagnostic tests have the potential to exceed this dose?
  • Describe early, variable, and late decelerations. What is the implication of each? What is one other indicator of fetal distress related to the FHR?


  • How is feto-maternal hemorrhage diagnosed and managed?
  • Describe specific management in the following conditions:
  • What are indications for peri-mortem c-sections. Describe the procedure.
Aug 15, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 36 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  • List indications for activation of a trauma team
  • What is the general approach to a multi-trauma patient?
  • List commonly missed trauma injuries
  • ED thoracotomy indications and contraindication for blunt and penetrating trauma


  • Describe the term permissive hypotension and when you would not use it
  • What are 3 goals for out of hospital care of a trauma patient