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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 5, 2018

Core questions:


  • List 10 non-infectious causes of fever in children
  • List 3 bacterial pathogens responsible for infections in the following age groups
  • 0-28 days
  • 1-3 months
  • 3-36 months
  • > 3 yr
  • List 5 tests to perform on CSF
  • Describe the empiric management of fever in the neonate (0-28 days)
  • Why is ceftriaxone not recommended for the neonate?
  • Describe one of
  • The Rochester criteria
  • The Philadelphia criteria
  • Define simple and complex febrile seizure. What are indications for LP?
  • What is the likelihood of
  • Recurrent febrile seizure after 1 st presentation
  • Risk of epilepsy after first febrile seizure?
  • List 6 causes of Fever and Petechiae
  • Describe the criteria for the diagnosis of Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • What sickle cell patients require prophylaxis and why? What Abx?
  • List the Duke criteria for infective endocarditis.




  • Provide a differential diagnosis for fever (review question)
  • Which patients are excluded from the Rochester Criteria?
  • What are the low-risk Rochester Criteria, and how are these children managed?
  • Which age groups should always have a urinalysis when presenting with fever without source?
  • Which children should have a CXR to r/o pneumonia in the setting of fever without source?