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CRACKCast (Core Rosen's and Clinical Knowledge) helps residents to "Turn on their learn on" through podcasts that assist with exam prep by covering essential core content. Physicians as Humans explores the struggles that physicians face and how they have overcome them. From addictions, mental health issues, and all manner of personal crises will be discussed to help let those who are currently struggling know that they are not alone. 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.
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Jun 2, 2016

On behalf of the Physicians as Humans project, I’m thrilled to present the first episode of the series: “Addiction in a medical student.” If you are unfamiliar with the project, please read this post to learn about the podcast series' origins.

In this first episode I speak with a Canadian medical student about his personal battle with drug addiction during medical school. He candidly describes his experience and the powerful impact it has had on his future as a physician.

This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know have a story about managing personal struggles while in medicine, please contact velmurug@ualberta.ca.

Thanks for listening!

Niresha, Physicians as Humans Project

Music for Physicians as Humans Episode 01

ambient by strange day https://soundcloud.com/strange-day
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untitled by NICKV. https://soundcloud.com/nickvmusik
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Fireflies by Muciojad https://soundcloud.com/muciojad
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I Am A Man That Will Fight For Your Honour by Chris Zabriskie
Indie Disco by Ben Fawkes https://soundcloud.com/benfawkes
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Your Heart Beats Like Mine by Crimson Mourn https://soundcloud.com/crimson-mourn
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All songs have been modified for the project

Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 25 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 10 critical causes of dyspnea

Wisecracks:

  1. Outline your approach to the acutely dyspneic patient
  2. Name 6 uncommon causes of dyspnea
Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 24 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Describe the management of massive hemoptysis
  2. List the 12 causes of hemoptysis

Wisecracks:

  1. How do you tease out other hemoptysis mimics?
Jun 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 23 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 8 Emergent Diagnoses for the chief complaint of sore throat
  2. List the most common viral, bacterial, and non-infectious causes of sore throat
    • List at least 8
  3. Describe the modified Centor Criteria and their use

Wisecracks:

  1. Describe the pros and cons of antibiotics for suspected or confirmed acute GAS pharyngitis (see Rosen’s page 202)
  2. Other than Group B Strep, name 6 agents causing exudative pharyngitis
May 22, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 22 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Describe the Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect, how it is diagnosed, and list a
    differential diagnoses for this finding
  2. List 6 treatment options for Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
  3. Describe 5 history or physical exam findings that distinguish between periorbital
    cellulitis and orbital cellulitis

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the causes of exophthalmos?
  2. How can you differentiate between viral and bacterial conjunctivitis?
  3. Causes of anisocoria?
May 15, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 21 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List the differential diagnosis (critical emergent, urgent) for Diplopia
    • Including at least 7 causes of binocular diplopia
  2. Describe the mechanisms of normal extraocular movements
  3. Describe the specific cranial nerve palsies causing diplopia

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the 5 most important questions to ask yourself about diplopia?
  2. Describe your approach to diplopia in the sick patient
May 6, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 20 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. List 7 life threatening causes of headaches
  2. List 5 red flags on history for headaches
  3. When should you perform a CT before performing a LP?
  4. Describe 8 clinical findings indicative of elevated ICP

Wisecracks:

  1. Describe 5 CT findings suggestive of elevated ICP
  2. List 7 non-life threatening causes of headache
Apr 29, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 19 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode overview:

  1. Compare characteristics of peripheral and central vertigo
  2. What are risk factors for central causes of vertigo?
  3. List 4 vestibulotoxic drugs.
  4. Describe the Hallpike Maneuver and the Epley Maneuver
  5. List 5 causes of Peripheral Vertigo and describe features of illness
  6. List 5 causes of Central Vertigo and describe the features of illness

Wisecracks:

  1. HINTS exam
  2. Pathophysiology stumper:
    • Why does dizziness or vertigo lead to nausea, sweating, malaise?
  3. What is the barbecue roll?
Apr 25, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 18 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Define status epilepticus
  2. List the doses of common medications used for status epilepticus
  3. List 10 differential diagnoses for seizures
  4. List 10 indications for head CT in new-onset seizure

Wisecracks:

  1. How long does a driver in British Columbia require their driver’s license be suspended after a seizure?
  2. What are the most common causes of status epilepticus?
  3. What are the “cannot miss” causes of seizure?
Apr 12, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 17 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List the Major Categories for the differential diagnosis of Confusion
  2. Differentiate between organic and functional confusion.
  3. List the Critical and Emergent causes of Confusion

Wise Cracks:

  1. Describe a quick assessment tool for screening for confusion
Apr 12, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 16 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List a broad differential diagnosis for coma
  2. List GCS / Pediatric GCS
  3. Describe the oculocephalic and oculovestibular reflex

Wise Cracks:

  1. List the common age-related causes of altered mental status
  2. What is the initial investigation management of an altered LOC patient?
Apr 1, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 15 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. What are 12 critical causes of syncope?
  2. List common medications that can cause syncope
  3. Describe the San Francisco Syncope Rule
  4. What are red flags that require admission in syncope?
Mar 30, 2016

This episode coveers Chapter 14 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. What is the differential diagnosis for cyanosis?
  2. List the common causes for methemoglobinemia
    • 10 medications
    • 6 toxins
  3. Describe the mechanism for methemoglobin formation, treatment, and indications for methylene blue

Wisecracks

  1. Explain the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve
  2. What is the hyperoxia test?
Mar 14, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 13 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Compare upper motor neuron (UMN), lower motor neuron (LMN), and neuromuscular junction (NMJ) causes of weakness
  2. List 10 neuromuscular causes of weakness and describe their basic pathophysiologic mechanism
  3. What are warning signs of impending respiratory failure in a patient with neuromuscular weakness?

Wisecracks

  1. List seven non-emergent causes of peripheral neuropathy
  2. What are some causes of non-neuromuscular weakness?
  3. Clinical pearls for the weak patient
Mar 14, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 12 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the physiologic mechanism of increasing the body’s temperature
  2. What is the change in HR and RR with every increase of 1°C core body temperature?
  3. What is the emergency medicine specific approach to defining the infectious differential?
  4. List 15 causes of non-infectious hyperthermia

Wisecracks

  1. Description of fever vs. hyperthermia
    • Approach to a patient with an elevated temperature
  2. Points on fever in the elderly, chronically ill, or immunosuppressed
  3. What is the most accurate way of measuring core body temperature?

 

Mar 3, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 11 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List the equipment needed for neonatal resuscitation
  2. List 5 questions to ask the mother during an imminent delivery
  3. Describe the components of the initial assessment of the newborn (APGAR)
  4. What is the management of meconium?
  5. When should oxygen be used in the neonatal resuscitation period?
  6. What is the indication for CPR in a neonate?
  7. Describe how to perform CPR on a neonate
  8. What are the indications for intubation of a neonate?
  9. List 4 reasons not to resuscitate a newborn

Wisecracks

  1. What are some special considerations for resuscitating a preterm infant?
  2. Describe the Neonatal Resuscitation algorithm
  3. A quick review of specific neonatal disorders:
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Meningomyelocele
    • Omphalocele
    • Choanal atresia
    • Pierre-Robin sequence
  4. Neonatal Resuscitation Case (shownotes only)
Feb 29, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 10 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the CPR technique for an infant
  2. Describe the PALS cardiac arrest, bradycardia and tachycardia algorithms
  3. Describe the PALS septic shock algorithm
  4. List the dose and primary indication for core pediatric resuscitation medications
  5. What are 8 risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
  6. List 8 strategies for preventing SIDS
  7. Describe the management of a SIDS death
  8. Define Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE) and list 10 causes

Wisecracks

  1. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of pediatric cardiac arrest
  2. What does Rosen’s say about atropine and succinylcholine use in pediatric resuscitation?
  3. What are the pertinent anatomic features of children as it relates to laryngoscopy and intubation?
Feb 24, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 9 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine

Episode Overview:

  1. List 10 etiologies of non-traumatic cardiac arrest
  2. List the two most important determinants of good outcomes in cardiac arrest
  3. List the components of good quality CPR
  4. List 6 ways to monitor CPR
  5. What are 3 hard indicators of adequate perfusion during CPR?
  6. What are your post-cardiac arrest goals?

Wisecracks:

  1. List 4 contraindications to CPR
  2. ACLS algorithms talk through – you must know!
    1. pulseless VT or VF
    2. PEA
      • list all the 5H’s and 5T’s
        1. asystole
        2. respiratory arrest
        3. brain arrest / cognitive arrest
  3. Sleuthing out why the patient arrested? (our approach to the hx and physical)
Feb 22, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 8 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe 6 therapeutic interventions for the post-arrest brain
  2. List 5 techniques for initiating therapeutic hypothermia
  3. List 4 mechanisms of therapeutic hypothermia in improving neurological outcome

Wisecracks:

  1. What components make up cerebral blood flow and CPP?
  2. (shownotes only) Essential Evidence: Target Temperature Management at 33 C vs 36 C after Cardiac Arrest (Nielsen et al., 2013)
Feb 17, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 7 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the 3 categories of blood antigens
  2. Who is the universal donor and why?
  3. Define massive transfusion
  4. List 5 physiologic complications of massive transfusion
  5. What are the indications for the administration of: pRBCs /  FFP / Platelets** / Cryoprecipitate
  6. List 6 complications of blood transfusions and their management

Wisecracks:

  1. What are the components of octaplex? When is it indicated?
  2. What is FEIBA?
  3. List the three types of plasma that are available from the blood bank?
  4. What are the absolute and off-label uses for recombinant factor VII?
  5. Which products are most likely to result in sepsis?
  6. What is a hyperhemolytic crisis?
Feb 8, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 6 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. List, define and explain the 5 causes of shock
  2. What is the utility of lactate and base deficit in the management of shock?
  3. Define: SIRS, Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock
  4. List 5 empirical criteria for the diagnosis of circulatory shock
  5. Describe Early Goal Directed Therapy
  6. Describe the management goals in cardiogenic shock

Wisecracks:

  1. A stepwise approach to cardiogenic shock
Feb 4, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 5 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview

  1. List 6 situations when pulse oximetry is not useful?
  2. List 10 situations when capnography is useful?
  3. Describe the ETCO2 curve?
  4. List four indications for invasive blood pressure monitoring?
Feb 4, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 4 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. What are the depths of procedural sedation (PSA)?
  2. Describe the continuum of procedural sedation?
  3. Describe the recommended personnel and monitoring during PSA?
  4. What are contraindications for PSA in the ED?
  5. What agents can be used for procedural sedation and analgesia?
  6. Describe ASA classification system?
  7. Describe appropriate discharge instructions for patients post-procedural sedation?
  8. List 8 complications / side effects of ketamine and how some can be treated?
  9. List 4 situations when ketamine may be contraindicated?
  10. List 4 side effects of propofol in procedural sedation?
Jan 21, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 3 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the steps in the afferent pain pathway?
  2. Differentiate between acute and chronic pain?
  3. List options for pain management at various steps in pain perception?
  4. Describe the different methods of assessing pain for all ages
  5. List 4 side effects of NSAIDS, what factors increase risk of GI bleeding?
  6. What is the mechanism of action of local anesthetics? What are the two classes?
  7. What is the toxic dose of lidocaine and bupivacaine?  What are expected toxicities?   How are they treated?
  8. List 6 techniques for reducing pain of injection of local anesthetic.
  9. List one topical anesthetic for intact skin, mucous membranes, and open skin
  10. What is the dose of sucrose in a neonate for anesthesia?
Jan 15, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 2 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. What are Indications and contraindications to NIPPV?
  2. Describe your initial BePAP or CPAP settings?
  3. What are good initial vent settings?
  4. How  do you troubleshoot the crashing patient on the ventilator?
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