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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 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 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 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...