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CanadiEM Podcasts: CRACKCast, ClerkCast, CarmsCast, First Year Diaries

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.

Jan 30, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 60, Foreign Bodies. This episode covers an approach to foreign bodies, including location specific tips, complications and safe removal in the ED.

  1. Describe your approach to Ocular FB
  2. What is Seidel Sign?
  3. List indirect signs of FB on Xray
  4. List complications of ear FB

Jan 27, 2017

In the third episode of the Physicians as Humans project, I corresponded with a Canadian emergency physician who sent me her personal account of depression.  The result is this beautiful, thoughtful story that she has graciously allowed me to read for the podcast.

This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know...

Jan 23, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 59, Wound Management Principles. This episode covers the nitty-gritty details of wound management and what you need to know to get that perfect wound closure!



1) List risk factors for wound infection
2) List the 5 stages of wound healing
3) List toxic doses...

Jan 16, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 58 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Orthopaedic Ankle and Foot injuries. Its a gooder for sure.


  1. Describe the bones of the foot and important joints/ligaments
  2. List Ankle stress tests
  3. Describe an approach to ankle x rays (including the Ottawa ankle rules)
  4. Describe the Weber...

Jan 9, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 57 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine.


1) List contents of popliteal fossa

2) Describe Ottawa knee Rule

3) Describe Schatzker classification for tibial plateaus fractures

4) Describe the Insall-Salvati ratio

5) Describe the management of a knee dislocation

6) Describe the management and...