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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.

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...


Mar 4, 2019

Core Questions:

 

  1. Describe your history and physical exam in the patient being actively resuscitated.
  2. Discuss the process of deterioration to cardiac arrest with respiratory failure and cardiac obstruction.
  3. List 6 aspects of optimal CPR.
  4. What medications have been shown to improve outcomes in cardiac arrest?
  5. List 8...


Feb 4, 2019

Core Questions:

  1. What is cerebral autoregulation?
  2. Describe your parameters for post-arrest care of a brain injured patient.
  3. List 7 interventions for management of a patient with elevated ICP.
  4. What are the equations for cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure?
  5. Describe a protocol for induced hypothermia after...


Dec 3, 2018

This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 005, Monitoring the Emergency Patient (9th Ed.).

Core Questions:

  1. List modalities for measurement of BP and note which modalities are likely to over and underestimate blood pressure.
  2. What is pulse pressure and how does it relate to stroke volume?
  3. List 4...