Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 21-30

Publication ID Published Volume
9001 August 24, 2011 7

Abstract

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, Stella York 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 February 2011, our episodes have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. To date, 47 episodes have been released, and new episodes are added every Friday. Episodes 21-30 are included in this resource.

Each podcast is 15-20 minutes in length, with most being around 15 minutes. We recommend that episodes are provided to students before a seminar to allow them to quickly get to grips with basic information on a topic, so that time in face-to-face teaching can be spent applying knowledge to specific clinical scenarios. Our students also report listening to podcasts in dedicated study time, when reviewing before an examination, on call and while travelling or exercising. We have also used the podcasts within a seminar format, with students and presenters listening to the podcast together and discussing the topics raised. Our experience with the Surgery 101 podcasts has been accepted for publication in Medical Teacher.

Citation

White J, Sharma N, Dicken B, et al. Surgery 101 podcast: episodes 21-30. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2011;7:9001. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9001

Educational Objectives

Surgery 101 Episode 21. Pyloric Stenosis
In this episode, Dr Bryan Dicken addresses the topic of pyloric stenosis. Listen and learn:

why you need to know this

what you should look for on history and physical

how to treat a child with pyloric stenosis
Running time 11:19

Surgery 101 Episode 22. Surgery of the Spleen
In this episode, Dr James Shapiro discusses surgery of the spleen. Topics covered include:
• structure and function of the spleen
• indications for splenectomy
• preparing a patient for splenectomy
• surgical approach to the spleen & complications of splenectomy
• splenic artery aneurysm
• OPSI (overwhelming post splenectomy infection)
Running time: 24:02

Surgery 101 Episode 23. Post-Operative Complications
In this episode, Dr Cliff Sample discusses the topic of post-operative complications.
Listen and learn:
• what sorts of post-op problems you will be called about on the surgical wards
• how to handle a post-op fever
• dealing with the post-op patient who has shortness of breath
• managing post-op chest pain
• assessing the patient with post-op delirium
• how to manage a wound dehiscence
• dealing with post-op oliguria (low urinary output)
Running time: 25:14

Surgery 101 Episode 24. Heart Transplantation
In the episode Dr Steve Meyer talks about heart transplantation. Topics covered include:
• epidemiology of heart transplantation
• indications for heart transplantation
• selection of recipients and donors
• post-operative complications
• long term outcomes
Running time: 12:24

Surgery 101 Episode 25. Liver Transplantation
In this episode, Dr James Shapiro discusses liver transplantation. Topics covered include:
• the history of transplantation
• indications for liver transplant including acute liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma
• selection of recipients and donors
• surgical approaches for liver transplantation
• post-operative complications
• immunosuppression after liver transplant
• long term outcomes
Running time: 27:03

Surgery 101 Episode 26. Pancreatic Cancer
In this episode, Dr James Shapiro discusses pancreatic cancer. Listen and learn:
• incidence and mortality of pancreatic cancer
• types of pancreatic cancer
• molecular biology of pancreatic cancer
• common symptoms of the condition
• patient work-up in suspected pancreatic cancer
• management of resectable and non-resectable disease
• other pancreatic tumours: neuroendocrine tumours and cystic neoplasms
Running time: 25:37

Surgery 101 Episode 27. Aortic Dissection
In this episode, Dr Roderick McArthur discusses the condition of aortic dissection. Listen and learn about:
• the classical clinical picture of aortic dissection
• how to make the diagnosis
• pathophysiology of Type A and Type B dissections
• immediate management of the patient with a dissection
• principles of surgery for aortic dissection
Running time 14:38
Note: there is some variation of volume in this recording, you may need to crank up the sound in places.

Surgery 101 Episode 28. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
In this episode, Dr Steve Meyer reviews the role of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:
• define coronary artery disease
• describe the important outcomes of treatment for coronary artery disease
• list the recent important trials comparing the role of CABG to other interventional treatments
• list the groups of patients for whom CABG is the preferred treatment choice
Running time 13:04

Surgery 101 Episode 29. Peds Urology: Antenatal Hydronephrosis & Vesico-ureteric Reflux
In this episode, Dr Darci Kiddoo addresses the topics of antenatal hydronephrosis & vesico-ureteric reflux. By the end of this podcast, learners will be able to:
• list the causes of antenatal hydronephrosis
• outline the investigation of the child with antenatal hydronephrosis
• describe the treatment of simple, unilateral antenatal hydronephrosis
• define vesico-ureteric reflux
• list the causes of vesico-ureteric reflux
• outline the investigation of the child with vesico-ureteric reflux
• describe the treatment of uncomplicated vesico-ureteric reflux
Running time: 10:58

Surgery 101 Episode 30. Peds Urology: Incontinence & Infection
In this episode, Dr Darci Kiddoo addresses the topics of pediatric urinary incontinence and pediatric urinary tract infection. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:
• list the causes of urinary incontinence in children
• describe how to assess the child with urinary incontinence
• outline features of the presentation which suggest a sinister cause of incontinence
• describe the treatment of urinary incontinence in children
• list factors predisposing to urinary tract infection in children
• describe how to assess the child with urinary tract infection
• outline the investigation of urinary tract infection in children
• describe the treatment of urinary tract infection in children
Running time: 16:51

Keywords

  • Pyloric Stenosis, Postoperative Complications, Pancreatic Cancer, Aortic Dissection, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Urinary Tract Infections, Transplantation

References

  1. Surgery 101: Evaluating the use of podcasting in a general surgery clerkship. J White, N Sharma. Medical Teacher, 2011 (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159x.2011.588975
  2. Practical Podcasting 101: From Idea to iPod. P Boora, J White, A Jalali. Medical Education 2009, 43(Supp1): 32-33.
  3. Making your first podcast: it’s easier than it sounds (workshop). N Sharma, J White, A Jalali. International Conference on Residency Education, Ottawa, September 2010.
  4. Developing a Podcast Series to Enhance Learning in a General Surgery Clerkship (poster, with P Boora), International Conference on Residency Education, Victoria, September 2009.
  5. Practical Podcasting for Surgeons: from idea to iPod (workshop, with P Boora), Association for Surgical Education, Salt Lake City, April 2009.
  6. Developing a Podcast Series to Enhance Learning in a General Surgery Clerkship (poster, with P Boora), Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Edmonton, May 2009.

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