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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.

Mar 3, 2020

Core Questions: 

 

  1. What are the three anatomically-distinct zones of the pharynx, and what structures outline their borders?
    1. Ultrasound of the Neck
    2. Lateral neck radiograph
    3. Nasopharyngoscopy
    4. CT Soft Tissues Neck
  2. Describe the utility of the following imaging modalities in the patient with sore throat.
  3. Outline five...


Feb 5, 2020

Core Questions: 

 

  1. Detail the pertinent points to review when taking the history of a patient presenting with a red and painful eye - Box 19.2
  2. Outline an approach to the ocular physical examination - Box 19.3
  3. Outline the components of the slit lamp examination - Box 19.4 
  4. What signs and symptoms, if present, likely...


Jan 7, 2020

Core Questions: 

 

  1. What is diplopia and how is it classified?
  2. What four questions help clinicians delineate the potential cause of a patient’s diplopia?
  3. What are the cardinal directions of gaze and how are they tested?
  4. Outline the physical exam for the patient with monocular and binocular diplopia.
  5. Outline the DDx...


Dec 2, 2019

Core Questions: 

 

  1. List three primary headache disorders
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of migraines and name three Emergency Department treatments for same
  3. List five critical and five emergent causes of headache (Table 17.1)
  4. Outline your approach to the history for the patient presenting with headache ( Box 17.1)


Nov 4, 2019

Core Questions: 

 

  1. What is dizziness and what pathologies can cause it?
  2. Define vertigo and acute vestibular syndrome
  3. What three systems are involved in the maintenance of equilibrium and how many of these systems must be affected to cause vertigo?
  4. Trace the neuronal impulse from the vestibular apparatus to the...