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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 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...


Apr 6, 2020

Core Questions: 

 

  1. Define “massive hemoptysis”.
  2. Which vessels, when injured, are typically associated with small and massive hemoptysis, and how do the vessel characteristics influence the degree of bleeding?
  3. Outline an approach to the history and physical examination for a patient presenting with hemoptysis.


Mar 30, 2020

We are finally back with episode 3 of ClerkCast!

Today we will be talking about ABDOMINAL PAIN with McMaster FRCP EM resident Dr Rakesh Gupta

Key takeaways from this episode include:

1. Thinking outside the GI tract for patients with abdominal pain

2. The importance of a good physical exam

3. What type of imaging is...


Mar 3, 2020

Core Questions: 

 

  1. What are the three anatomically-distinct zones of the pharynx, and what structures outline their borders?
    1. Ultrasound of the Neck
    2. Lateral neck radiograph
    3. Nasopharyngoscopy
    4. CT Soft Tissues Neck
  2. Describe the utility of the following imaging modalities in the patient with sore throat.
  3. Outline five...