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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.

May 31, 2018

Core Questions

  1. List 4 factors altering pharmacokinetics in the elderly (ADME)
  2. List 6 factors contributing to adverse events from medications in the elderly
    1. Beers List
  3. Which 8 meds are most responsible for adverse events in the elderly?
  4. List 5 harmful drug interactions in the elderly
  5. What are top 10 STOPP criteria?


May 29, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's chapter 183, approach to the geriatric patient. Our geriatric patients can often mask serious diagnoses with vague presentations and multiple co-morbidities.


May 24, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 181, Labor and Delivery. This chapter covers the high risk realm of ED deliveries, including potential complications such as PROM, malpresentation and umbilical cord emergencies.


May 21, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 179, Drug Therapy in Pregnancy. There is a lot of fear and anxiety often present within pharmacologic therapy in pregnancy, but having informed, shared decision making with patients can lead to safer outcomes and adherence when treating.


May 17, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 178, Co-Morbid Medical Emergencies during Pregnancy. This chapter covers many complicated issues that arise during the care of pregnant patients already suffering from concomitant medical illness, and how to manage these conditions balancing risks to both mother and fetus.