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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.

Oct 19, 2017

Episode 119 of CRACKCast covers chapter 109 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine 9th edition.

Its hard to go a couple hours in the ED without seeing allergy or that life-threatening anaphylaxis, so you need to be tres familiar with this entity!!!


Oct 16, 2017

This episode covers Ch 108 of Rosens (9th Ed.), SLE and the Vasculitides. These conditions can lead to some pretty varied ED presentations, so we need to know when to suspect lupus or vasculitis, and how to manage it. 

Episode Overview:

  1. What the pathophysiology of lupus
  2. List diagnostic criteria for SLE
  3. List drugs that...


Oct 12, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 107 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.), Tendinopathy and Bursitis. 

Episode Overview:

  • Mechanical overload and repetitive micro-trauma are the key underlying mechanisms of tendinopathy
  • Most patients present with progressively worsening pain after work or sports-related activities that...


Oct 9, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Ch 106, Arthritis. When a patient rolls in with an active joint, we need to know how to rule out those can't-miss diagnoses.


Oct 5, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 105 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.), Suicide. 

Episode Overview:

  • Suicide is a common but preventable cause of death
  • Suicide is usually triggered by treatable or reversible short-term crises
  • Most attempted suicide survivors are grateful to be alive
  • Suicide risk changes over time;...