Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 81-90

Format Publication ID Version Published
Audio 9373 1 March 19, 2013

Description

Surgery 101 is a series of podcasts intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We aim to cover a single topic in 15-20 minutes so that learners can quickly grasp the basic concepts relating to a common surgical problem. Learning objectives are provided for each episode; episodes are divided into chapters and conclude with several key points to summarize the topic.

Surgery 101 has been produced since October 2008; it was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is currently produced by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan White, Nishan Sharma, Jenni Marshall, Katrina Pederson, Shannon Erichsen and Tracy Smereka, with the assistance of the members of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. The Surgery 101 podcasts can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Music Store, from surgery101.org, from MedEdPORTAL and from the Canadian Healthcare Education Commons. As of June 2012, our episodes have been downloaded more than 530,000 times.

To date, 90 episodes have been released, and new episodes are added every Friday. Episodes 81-90 are included in this resource

Citation

White J, Gramlich L, Harris J, Dziegielewski P, Erichsen S, Marshall J, Pederson K, Smereka T. Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 81-90. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9373

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

81. Parenteral Nutrition
In this episode Dr Leah Gramlich discusses parenteral nutrition. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • List the components of parenteral nutrition.
  • List the indications for parenteral nutrition.
  • Outline common delivery methods of parenteral nutrition and describe when each is used.
  • List the complications of parenteral nutrition.
  • Describe how parenteral nutrition prescriptions are tailored for individual patients.

82. Principles of Cancer Surgery I: Diagnosis
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses the general approach to making a diagnosis in patients undergoing cancer surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • List the four most common cancers.
  • Briefly outline how to counsel a patient with suspected cancer.
  • Explain the importance of diagnostic tests and pre-operative biopsy.
  • Describe some basic steps in communicating a cancer diagnosis.

83. Principles of Cancer Surgery II: Staging
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses staging in patients undergoing cancer surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of staging.
  • Outline how a cancer spreads.
  • List common imaging modalities used in staging.
  • Describe at least two systems of cancer staging, including the TNM staging system.
  • Be aware of the limitations of pre-operative staging.

84. Principles of Cancer Surgery III: The Cancer Operation
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses the cancer operation. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of deciding on resectability and goals of surgery.
  • List the key parts of a cancer operation.
  • Explain the use of frozen section and outline the concept of R0, R1 and R2 resection.
  • Describe a typical post-operative discussion with the patient having cancer surgery.

85. Principles of Cancer Surgery IV: Pathology & Adjuvant Treatment
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses the post-operative pathology report and adjuvant treatment After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how definitive staging information is obtained, and describe synoptic reporting.
  • Interpret the key elements of a pathology report and explain them to a patient.
  • Explain the purpose of adjuvant treatment for cancer, and describe the factors considered when deciding to give adjuvant treatment.
  • Outline the role of the Tumour Board in planning adjuvant treatment for cancer.
  • Differentiate between the morphology of a tumour and its biological behaviour.

86. Principles of Cancer Surgery V: Follow-Up
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses follow-up care for patients who have had cancer surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of follow-up for the cancer patient.
  • List four main methods of cancer follow-up and describe how each is used.

87. Principles of Cancer Surgery VI: Cancer Recurrence
In this episode Dr Jonathan White discusses the diagnosis and management of recurrent cancer. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of cancer cure and recurrence.
  • Explain the concept of 5-year survival.
  • List the tests that can be used to re-stage disease recurrence.
  • Describe how a patient with a cancer recurrence is managed.

88. Principles of Cancer Surgery VII: Shelly's Story
In this episode, patient Shelly tells us about her experiences of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

89. Principles of Cancer Surgery VIII: Kelvin's Story
In this episode, patient Kelvin tells us about his experiences of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

90. Complications of Thyroid Surgery
In this episode, Dr Jeff Harris and Dr Peter Dziegielewski discuss the emergency complications of thyroid surgery. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

  • List three serious complications of thyroid surgery.
  • Describe the diagnosis and initial management of severe hypercalcemia, neck hematoma and bilateral vocal cord paralysis.

Keywords

  • Early Diagnosis of Cander (MeSH), Neoplasm Staging (MeSH), Cancer Follow-Up, Cancer Recurrence, Hypercalcemia (MeSH), Neck Hematoma, Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • Gastroenterology
    • Pathology-Anatomic & Clinical
    • Surgery-General

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
    • Professionalism
    • Systems-based Practice

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Pathology
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam

Professional Interest

  • Communication Skills
  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Health Education
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Nutrition
  • Quality Improvement

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
  • University/College Graduate
    • Doctoral Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study
  • Problem-based Learning

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