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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.

Feb 4, 2019

Core Questions:

  1. What is cerebral autoregulation?
  2. Describe your parameters for post-arrest care of a brain injured patient.
  3. List 7 interventions for management of a patient with elevated ICP.
  4. What are the equations for cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure?
  5. Describe a protocol for induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest.
  6. In the patient with a traumatic brain injury, what is the optimal drug for and duration of seizure prophylaxis?



  1. What are Lundberg A waves?
  2. What is the relationship between PaCO2 and CBF?
  3. What is the Monro-Kellie hypothesis?   
    1. How do these values change in patients with severe coma?
  4. What is the probability that a survivor of cardiac arrest has a full neurologic recovery?