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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.

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...

Mar 26, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Chapter 158 in Rosen's Emergency Medicine, 9th Edition.

Core Questions:

  1. For each of the following, describe the expected toxicity:
    • Jequirity pea, rosary
    • Umbrella tree, Dieffenbachia, Dumb cane
    • Capsicum annum
    • Water Hemlock
    • Jimson Weed, Deadly Nightshade
    • Eucalyptus oil
    • Poinsettia

Mar 22, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th Edition Chapter 155, Antipsychotics. Continuing along the spectrum of toxicologic exposures, these agents account for a large number of presentations to emergency departments every year. Being equipped with the knowledge of how to deal with the side effects of these...

Mar 19, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen's Chapter 154, Lithium. You will have a solid approach to lithium overdose after listening to this episode!

Mar 15, 2018

Core questions:


  • Describe the cholinergic toxidrome from organophosphates
  • Describe the clinical presentation of organophosphate toxicity.
  • How is organophosphate toxicity managed?
  • What are the complications of organophosphate toxicity?
  • What is the difference between organophosphates and carbamates?
  • What are...