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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.

Jan 15, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 145, Drowning. Not only an important topic to know about in the resuscitation bay, but also out in the world!

Jan 11, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's Chapter 143, Diving Injuries and Dysbarism. While infrequently encountered except for those centers frequented by SCUBA enthusiasts, we must know the hard facts on the potentially life-threatening diving related injuries that may occur suddenly and need urgent attention.

Jan 8, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Chapter 134 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.): Electrical and Lightning Injuries. 

Core questions:


  • What is the relationship between current, voltage and resistance?  How does this relate to potential for injury from electrical and lightning injuries?
  • What are the types of...

Jan 5, 2018

This 141st episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 133, heat illness. Want to mentally escape from the throes of our gripping winter? Let's go straight into heat illnesses.

Jan 2, 2018

Core Questions


  1. List 5 mechanisms of heat loss and 5 physiological responses to cold
  2. Describe 3 CV manifestations of hypothermia
  3. What are the risk factors for hypothermia? List 6.
  4. Define mild, moderate and severe hypothermia.
  5. Describe the CNS, CVS, hematologic and GU presentations associated with hypothermia for each...