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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.

Jun 3, 2019

Core Questions:


  1. Define cyanosis and explain what causes it?
  2. What is central cyanosis and what typically causes it?
  3. What is peripheral cyanosis and what typically causes it?
  4. At what concentration of deoxyhemoglobin does cyanosis present?
  5. List 10 differential diagnoses for cyanosis - Box 11.2?
  6. Describe your initial...

May 29, 2019

From CAEP 2019

I always love the activities and experiences at CAEP, but year after year I’m drawn to the Simulation Olympiad. Every time I think it’s just incredible. This year, I decided to talk with some of the people who make the SIMOlympiad such a great experience for audiences and participants alike. In my...

May 6, 2019

Core Questions:

1. What structures are affected by UMJ, LMJ, and NMJ lesions, and what are causes of weakness associated with each?

2. What are common signs of UMN, LMN, and NMJ dysfunction?

3. What are (7) pathophysiologic causes of non-neurologic weakness (Box 10.1)?

4. What is the DDx of neuromuscular weakness?...

Apr 1, 2019

Core Questions:

  1. What structure controls body temperature and how does it go about controlling it?
  2. What are pyrogens and how are they classified?
  3. What is the difference between fever and hyperthermia?
  4. What is the role of PGE2 in fever and what medications can you give to combat its effects?
  5. List four factors that blunt...