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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.

Sep 3, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Chapter 2 in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.) – Mechanical Ventilation and Noninvasive Ventilatory Support. 

Aug 6, 2018

This Episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's Chapter 1 - Airway. We are updating the first several episodes with 9th edition content. Enjoy!

There's a reason that the first chapter of Rosen's is devoted to airway. These are some of the most critical skills we need to know as emergency clinicians. This episode provides an...

Jul 2, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Chapter 193 in Rosen's Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.) – Weapons of Mass Destruction. Although attacks involving WMD's are relatively uncommon, being thoroughly prepared for these events will prove invaluable for the community affected. Sit tight and listen in to make sure you are ready...

Jun 28, 2018

Core questions



  • Define a disaster
  • Describe PICE nomenclature
  • List 6  potentially paralytic PICE
  • List 6 critical substrates for hospital operations
  • Describe START triage and SAVE
  • List the 5 functional elements of an incident command system
  • Describe the 4 stages comprehensive emergency...

Jun 25, 2018

Core Questions



  • List 6 criteria for air medical transport. 
    • When should/could helicopter EMS transport be beneficial?



  • List advantages and disadvantages of rotor-wing aircraft and fixed-wing aircraft,  relating to each other and land-transfer.



  • What are 6 principles of landing...