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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.

Aug 5, 2019

Core Questions:

1. Define coma and differentiate coma from lethargy and stupor.

2. Name five neuroanatomic structures involved in maintaining arousal.

3. List five critical and five emergent causes of depressed consciousness. (see Table 13.1)

4. Describe your approach to the history and physical examination for the...

Jul 1, 2019

Core Questions: 


  1. List 10 life-threatening causes of syncope 
  2. List 10 medications that can precipitate syncope 
  3. What are the red flags on history and physical exam in syncope? 
  4. What are markers of increased short-term risk in syncope patients? (box) 
  5. What are 5 ECG findings to look for in the syncopal patient? 
  6.  List...

Jun 3, 2019

Core Questions:


  1. Define cyanosis and explain what causes it?
  2. What is central cyanosis and what typically causes it?
  3. What is peripheral cyanosis and what typically causes it?
  4. At what concentration of deoxyhemoglobin does cyanosis present?
  5. List 10 differential diagnoses for cyanosis - Box 11.2?
  6. Describe your initial...

May 29, 2019

From CAEP 2019

I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my...