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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 12, 2018

Core questions:


  • Excluding asthma, list 8 causes of wheeze
  • Outline the pathophysiology of asthma.
  • What are the features of mild, moderate and severe asthma?
  • Describe the PRAM score
  • List 8 medications for asthma treatment with doses
  • What is the typical ED management for a pts with an...

Apr 9, 2018

Core questions:


  • What is the pathophysiology of inspiratory and expiratory stridor?
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for stridor in children (based on location: supraglottic, glottic, subglottic) list at least three in each category.
  • What is the typical presentation of a retropharyngeal abscess?
  • Describe the...

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...

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...

Mar 29, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's 9th Edition, Ch. 159. In the podcast, we will look at the sedative hypnotic toxidrome and the various agents that bring patients to your ED.


Core questions: 


  1. Describe the components of the GABA receptor complex and their physiologic effect
  2. Describe the sedative-hypnotic...