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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

    CRACKCast E210 - Red and Painful Eye

    CRACKCast E210 - Red and Painful Eye

    Core Questions: 
     
    Detail the pertinent points to review when taking the history of a patient presenting with a red and painful eye - Box 19.2 Outline an approach to the ocular physical examination - Box 19.3 Outline the components of the slit lamp examination - Box 19.4  What signs and symptoms, if present, likely indicate the presence of serious ocular pathologies - Box 19.1 What is a relative afferent pupillary defect and what conditions cause it? List ten causes of increase intraocular pressure List five causes for an absent red reflex - Box 19.5 Name three critical, emergent, urgent, and non-urgent causes of the red and painful eye? - Figure 19.8  
    Wisecracks: 
     
    What are the fundoscopic findings of a central retinal artery occlusion. What is the pinhole test and what visual disturbances does it correct? What are the three most common causes of an irregularly shaped pupil What is Seidel’s Test and what condition does it identify?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    CRACKCast E209 – Diplopia

    CRACKCast E209 – Diplopia

    Core Questions: 
     
    What is diplopia and how is it classified? What four questions help clinicians delineate the potential cause of a patient’s diplopia? What are the cardinal directions of gaze and how are they tested? Outline the physical exam for the patient with monocular and binocular diplopia. Outline the DDx for monocular diplopia? Outline the DDx for binocular diplopia? [Table 18.1] Detail the different oculomotor palsies. [Figure 18.3] Detail the various lacunar stroke syndromes. [Box 18.1] Define internuclear ophthalmoplegia. What ancillary tests are required for the patient presenting with diplopia? [Figure 18.4]  
    Wisecracks: 
     
    What are the most common oculomotor palsies and what causes them? What is orbital apex syndrome? What is the “rule of the pupil” and how reliable is it? Detail the physical exam maneuvers used to identify patients with myasthenia gravis.

    • 50 min
    ClerkCast E02 - Chest Pain

    ClerkCast E02 - Chest Pain

    Welcome to ClerkCast! A podcast for medical students by medical students, focusing on cognitive approaches to common EM presentations.
    This episode covers how to approach patients with chest pain in the Emergency Department as a medical student with our guest co-host Dr. Shawn Mondoux, staff EM doc at St Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, and a Quality Improvement guru
    We cover:
    1. The SIX CAN'T MISS chest pain diagnoses
    2. Acute coronary syndrome and the Terrible Triad
    3. Aortic dissection history pearls
    4. Investigations in patients with chest pain
    Enjoy!

    • 45 min
    CRACKCast E208 – Headache

    CRACKCast E208 – Headache

    Core Questions: 
     
    List three primary headache disorders Describe the pathophysiology of migraines and name three Emergency Department treatments for same List five critical and five emergent causes of headache (Table 17.1) Outline your approach to the history for the patient presenting with headache ( Box 17.1) Outline your approach to the physical exam for the patient presenting with headache (Table 17.3) Describe your diagnostic approach to the patient with a suspected SAH Detail the findings on LP that would suggest your patient has bacterial meningitis


    Wisecracks: 
     
    What percentage of patients presenting with headache to the ED have a SAH? Outline the SNOOP MEETS Pregnancy mnemonic Which diagnostic test is best to establish the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis? Detail how to elicit Kernig’s and Brudzinski’s Sign 

    • 55 min
    ClerkCast E01 - Emergency Medicine 101

    ClerkCast E01 - Emergency Medicine 101

    Welcome to ClerkCast! A podcast for medical students by medical students, focusing on cognitive approaches to common EM presentations.
    This episode covers how to succeed in the Emergency Department as a medical student with our guest co-host Dr. Teresa Chan, staff EM doc at Hamilton Health Sciences, CanadiEM co-founder, and medical educator extraordinaire
    We cover:
    1. How to structure your differential diagnosis in the ED
    2. Eye-balling a patient - edits have been made clarifying the ABCs
    3. How to prioritize management in the ED using the RAPID mnemonic
    4. How to present a case in the ED
    5. Feedback at the end of a shift
    Enjoy!

    • 35 min
    ClerkCast - Ep00 - What Is ClerkCast!

    ClerkCast - Ep00 - What Is ClerkCast!

    An intro to the latest CanadiEM podcast, ClerkCast!
     
    Hosted by two McMaster medical students, Lauren Beals and Ben Forestell, ClerkCast is your one stop shop for approaches to common EM presentations... enjoy!

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

Sorceress of the Dark ,

Resident Life Saver

As a auditory learner/sleep deprived resident, this is essential for me. Helps me catch up in 15-30 minutes what would have taken me hours. Thanks guys!

gwjib04 ,

Great podcast but volume problems

Like other reviewers have said, volume is poorly mixed so you can be struggling to hear and then get totally blasted by a sound effect.

Otherwise totally awesome. I will keep listening since it’s so well done.

NikMohEMDOC ,

Great EM foundations!

Excellent podcast covering one of our main EM texts. I found it important to always review foundational material in EM while supplementing new literature and foundations are truly emphasized well with this podcast. I commute 1 hour for my shifts and it’s the perfect length of time to cover 1-2 episodes and strengthen my EM knowledge. Thanks guys!

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