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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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Sep 26, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 42 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, Facial Trauma.

1) Describe the anatomy of the bones, glands, and ducts of the face. At what ages do the sinuses appear?

2) List 5 types of facial fractures.

3) Describe the clinical presentation and associated radiographic findings of an orbital blowout fracture.

4) Describe an orbital tripod fracture and its management.

5) List the indications for antibiotics in a patient with facial trauma?

6) What is the importance of perioral electrical burns?

7) What are the indications for specialist repair of an eyelid laceration?

8) Describe the classification and management of dental fractures.

  1. What is the management of an avulsed tooth?
  2. What is a luxed tooth? How is it managed?
  3. What is an alveolar ridge fracture?

9) Describe the method for reducing a jaw dislocation? What is the usual direction of the dislocation?

Sep 21, 2016

In the second episode of the Physicians as Humans project, I speak with Dr. Rob Rogers (@EM_Educator), a leading educator in emergency medicine and director of The Teaching Course. He shares his experiences of dealing with a devastating illness in his own family and the effect it had on his career as an emergency 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.   If you are unfamiliar with the project, please read this post for more information on the origin of this podcast series. The CanadiEM podcast can be added to your podcast application from the iTunes store or by entering the podcast RSS feed. If you would prefer to download it, click here. It can also be streamed above.

Thanks for listening and please refer your colleagues!

Music for Episode 02 (All songs have been modified for the project)

  1. ambient by strange day. Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 license.
  2. Moon by LEMMiNO. Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
  3. Icy Vindur by A Himitsu. Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 license.
  4. Flourish, Wither, Bye by A Himitsu Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 license.
  5. Where Silence is Nonexistent by A Himitsu Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 license.
  6. Tomorrow by Bensound
  7. Pressure by Riot
Sep 19, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 41 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine.

1) list 7 causes of altered LOC in the trauma patient

2)  List four herniation syndromes.

Describe the pathophysiology of uncal herniation and the typical presentation.

Describe the presentation of central herniation.

3)  Describe how cerebral blood flow in relationship to the following parameters: PO2 , PCO2 , MAP and ICP. What are the indications for ICP monitoring?

 

4) What is the Canadian CT head rule? What are the inclusion criteria. What is the New Orleans CT head rule? What are the inclusion criteria? Which test is more sensitive? More specific?

5)  What is a concussion? How is a concussion managed? What are potential complications? Define second impact syndrome & return to play

6) Outline the ED management goals of TBI.  

  • differentiated between direct and indirect TBI
  • What are the indications for seizure prophylaxis following TBI?
  • What are the indications for antibiotics in TBI?
  • Complications of TBI?

7)  7 clinical features of basal skull #

 

Wisecracks

  1. CT tips: 3 signs of cerebral edema on CT,  5 differences on CT between SDH And EDH, List 3 CT findings in DAI
  2. What are: the Monroe-Kellie doctrine, the Cushing’s reflex, What is kernihan’s notch, and how does this syndrome present?
Sep 12, 2016

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 040, Injury Prevention and Control.

1) What are the three key aspects to Injury Control?

2) What makes up the Injury Triangle?

3) List 6 of 10 potential strategies for preventing transfer of energy

Wisecracks:

1) What can you actually do, as a health practitioner, to help injury prevention?

Sep 5, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 39 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine textbook. 

Episode Overview

1) 5 Risk Factors for falls in the elderly?

2) What anatomic and physiologic changes in the elderly patient are important for the management of trauma in the elderly patient. (changes in the CVS, CNS, reap, MSK, skin) Explain why these are important?

3) What are the most common c-spine injury in the geriatric patient?

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