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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.

Apr 2, 2018

Core questions:


  • 1) List age specific vital signs (RR, HR): “1 odd yr - 60 count down aid”
  • 2) What is the lower fifth percentile of systolic BP for the neonate, infant, and 1-10 yr old child?
  • 2) Describe the 3 components of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle.
  • 3) Describe the Canadian Pediatric Triage and Acuity Scale
  • 4) List 5 historical indicators of child abuse
  • 5) List 5 features suggestive of child abuse on physical examination and/or radiology?




  • What are developmental milestones (gross motor and otherwise) for 1-24 months?
  • What are other considerations in the management of pediatric patients: consent, pediatric-readiness, pediatric-friendly ERs?