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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.

Nov 30, 2017

Core questions:

  1. What are the top 5 rabies-virus carrying animals in Canada? In the world?
  2. Describe the pathogenesis of the rabies virus disease (see fig. 123.6)
  3. List 5 stages of rabies. What are the clinical presentations of rabies?
  4. How is rabies diagnosed?
  5. What factors are involved in a rabies risk assessment. Which...


Nov 27, 2017

This 130th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 122, Viruses. Viruses account for most infections and are typically self-limited illnesses. Recognition of specific viral illness patterns is important in the ED, where our intervention or withholding an ineffective treatment such as antibiotics can...


Nov 24, 2017

This 129th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 121, Bacteria. Bacterial infections represent a large proportion of presentations to the emergency department. Here we examine some of the most infrequently seen but extremely dangerous bacterial infections that you must be able to recognize. For...


Nov 20, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's Chapter 120, Thyroid and Adrenal disorders. This episode is going to have a nice breakdown of how each of these major endocrine glands can go haywire and what to do when the storm approaches. The shownotes also have some additional material worth checking out!


Nov 16, 2017

This 127th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 119, Rhabdomyolysis. Although usually benign, rhabdomyolysis can have deadly complications. Acute kidney injury and hyperkalemia are accompanied by high mortality. At-risk patients (see the "MUSCLE Breakdown" mnemonic) may present with muscle pain or...