CanadiEM Podcasts: CRACKCast, ClerkCast, CarmsCast, First Year Diaries
CRACKCast E227 - Spinal Injuries
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.
Outline the Denis Classification system for
determining the stability of spinal injuries
List 5 flexion, 2 flexion-rotation, 3
extension, and 2 vertical compression spinal injuries (Table
Flexion Teardrop Fracture
Clay Shoveler’s Fracture
Bilateral Facet Dislocation
Anterior Atlanto-axial Dislocation
Unilateral Facet Dislocation
Posterior Neural Arch Fracture
Extension Tear Drop Fracture
Outline the mechanisms and potential
complications of the following injuries:
How are odontoid fractures classified and what
Organize the spinal motor, sensory, and reflex
examinations based on spinal levels. (Tables 36.3, 36.4,
Detail the following cord
components of the following imaging decision-making tools: Canadian
C-Spine Rule, NEXUS C-Spine Rule.
How do you calculate Power’s Ratio and why is
What injuries is the open-mouth odontoid
radiograph best at visualizing?
How are whiplash-associated injuries
At what spinal level would you expect an injury
to potentially cause Horner's Syndrome?
What is spinal shock and what physical exam
finding indicates its end?
About the Podcast
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. Our podcasts are found on this channel and include:
CRACKCast (Core Rosen's and Clinical Knowledge) helps residents to "Turn on their learn on" through podcasts that assist with exam prep by covering essential core content.
ClerkCast: A podcast focused on clinical clerks and their time in emergency medicine. It provides an overview of key topics that help you to rock your EM rotations.
First Year Diaries: A podcast focused on the first year of independent clinical practice in emergency medicine and all of its trials and tribulations.
Physicians as Humans explores the struggles that physicians face and how they have overcome them. From addictions, mental health issues, and all manner of personal crises will be discussed to help let those who are currently struggling know that they are not alone.