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CanadiEM Podcasts: CRACKCast, ClerkCast, 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 14, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 13 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Compare upper motor neuron (UMN), lower motor neuron (LMN), and neuromuscular junction (NMJ) causes of weakness
  2. List 10 neuromuscular causes of weakness and describe their basic pathophysiologic mechanism
  3. What are warning signs of impending respiratory failure in a patient with neuromuscular weakness?


  1. List seven non-emergent causes of peripheral neuropathy
  2. What are some causes of non-neuromuscular weakness?
  3. Clinical pearls for the weak patient