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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.

Apr 16, 2018

Core questions:


  • Name 8 non-infectious causes that may present as pneumonia
  • Describe the workup for a child with suspected pneumonia?
  • What are the typical causes of bacterial pneumonia and viral pneumonia in the following age groups:
  • < 1 month
  • 1 month – 3 months
  • 3 months – 5 years
  • ≥ 5 years
  • What is the empiric treatment of bacterial pneumonia in these age groups for outpatients? For inpatients?
  • List 8 complications of pneumonia
  • List 6 criteria for admission with pneumonia
  • What are three clinical complications of cystic fibrosis?
  • What is the pathophysiology of CF?
  • How is suspected pneumonia in a patient with CF treated?




  • What is the cause of whooping cough?
  • What are the stages of whooping cough?
  • How is whooping cough managed?
  • How is the flu shot used in the pediatric population?
  • Describe common pneumonia syndromes:
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia


  1. What is the most common bacterial infection in CF?