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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.

Jul 6, 2020

Core Questions

  1. What are risk factors for serious underlying causes of abdominal pain? (Box 24.1) 
  2. Explain key symptoms and signs to look for in the evaluation of the patient with abdominal pain. 
  3. What diagnoses are associated with different patterns of abdominal pain? (Fig 24.1) 
  4. List 5 critical and 5 emergent causes...


Jun 23, 2020

In this episode of First Year Diaries, I am joined by Dr. Daniel Ting and Dr. Jared Baylis. Dr. Daniel Ting is a first-year staff at UBC, who is currently working from the Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jared Baylis is also a first-year staff, working at the Kelowna General Hospital. I...


Jun 1, 2020

Core Questions

  1. Describe an approach to key history and physical exam for chest pain patients presenting to the ED. (Table 23.2 and 23.3) 
  2. List 5 critical diagnoses, 5 emergent, and 5 nonemergent diagnoses to consider in the patient presenting with chest pain. (Table 23.1)
  3. Describe an approach to the critically...


May 11, 2020

Today we are sitting down with Dr Alim Pardhan. Dr Pardhan is the FRCP EM program director at McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital ED side lead, and a passionate medical educator.

Your key takeaways from this episode are:

  1. Understanding the mechanisms behind fever and hyperthermia
  2. The causes of...


May 4, 2020

Core Questions

  1. Define the following terms:
    1. Dyspnea
    2. Tachypnea
    3. Hyperpnea
    4. Hyperventilation
    5. Dyspnea on exertion
    6. Orthopnea
    7. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
  2. What anatomical structures are responsible for controlling respiratory effort?
  3. Outline an approach to the history for the dyspneic patient.
  4. Detail the physical...