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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.

Jun 10, 2021

Core Questions


  1. Detail the nerve supply of the face.
  2. What bones form the borders of the orbit?
  3. Outline the LeFort fracture classification system.
  4. What is the tongue blade test and how is it performed?
  5. Outline the Ellis System for dental fracture classification.
  6. Outline an approach to the management...

May 3, 2021

Core Questions


  1. Define mild, moderate, and severe TBI (including Box 34.1). 
  2. Explain the concepts of cerebral autoregulation and CPP. Why is this clinically relevant? 
    • Primary and secondary brain injury. 
    • direct and indirect brain injury. 
  3. Differentiate between: 
  4. Describe the 4 herniation syndromes 
  5. List the...

Apr 7, 2021

Core Questions

  1. What are the injuries for the following blunt trauma mechanisms:
    1. Head-on collision
    2. Rear end collision
    3. Lateral (T-bone) collision
    4. Rollover
    5. Ejected from vehicle
    6. Windshield damage
    7. Steering wheel damage
    8. Dashboard involvement or damage
    9. Restraint or seat belt use
    10. Air bag deployment
    11. Low-speed pedestrian...

Mar 1, 2021

Core Questions

  1. List key historical red flags in a patient presenting with back pain. (Box 32.1) 
  2. List red flags on physical examination of a patient with back pain. (Box 32.1) 
  3. List key critical differential diagnoses for a patient presenting with acute back pain (Box 32.2)
  4. Describe an approach to the rapid assessment...

Feb 2, 2021

Core Questions

  1. Define the following terms:
    1. Menorrhagia
    2. Metrorrhagia
    3. Menometrorrhagia 
    4. Oligomenorrhea 
  2. What points on history are important to elucidate in the patient with PV bleeding?
  3. Outline an approach to the physical examination in the patient with PV bleeding.
  4. Describe an approach to ancillary testing in the...