Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 31-40

Publication ID Published Volume
9002 August 25, 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 31-40 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, OKelly C, et al. Surgery 101 podcast: episodes 31-40. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2011;7:9002. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9002

Educational Objectives

Detailed Learning Objectives for Episodes 31-40 31.

Neurosurgery: Coma In this episode, Dr Max Findlay discusses how to assess the patient in a coma. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

• describe the signs of life-threatening coma.

• differentiate global causes of coma from focal causes of coma.

• outline four essential steps in examining a comatose patient.

Running time 13:39 32.

Neurosurgery: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage In this episode, Dr Cian O'Kelly discusses subarachnoid hemorrhage. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

• list the risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage and describe the mortality and morbidity of the condition.

• describe the classical presentation of the patient with a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

• list the tests required to make the diagnosis.

• outline the treatment of the patient with a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to intra-cranial aneurysm.

• list the complications associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Running time 13:21 33.

Neurosurgery: Intracerebral Hemorrhage In this episode, Dr Cian O'Kelly covers the topic of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

• list the risk factors for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

• describe the typical presentation of the patient with a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

• describe the prognosis of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

• outline the management and investigation of the patient with a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

• list the indications for surgery in the patient with a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

Running time: 12:12 34.

Neurosurgery: Carotid Stenosis In this episode, Dr Cian O'Kelly covers the topic of carotid stenosis. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

• describe the symptoms which are associated with carotid stenosis.

• describe the epidemiology of carotid stenosis and stroke.

• discriminate between a stroke and a transient ischemic attack.

• outline the management of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

• describe the medical and surgical management of patients with carotid stenosis.

Running time: 14:42 35.

Otolaryngology: An Approach to the Ear & Hearing Loss In this episode, Dr Allan Ho discusses his approach to the ear and to patients with hearing loss. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

• describe a simple framework for approaching patients with ear problems.

• outline the important features of the history in patients with hearing loss.

• list four important steps in examination of the ear.

Running time 13:38 36.

Diverticular Disease In this episode, Dr Stewart Hamilton discusses the topic of diverticular disease. After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to:

• outline the etiology and epidemiology and diverticular disease.

• differentiate between asymptomatic, symptomatic and complicated diverticular disease.

• describe the presentation of the patient with diverticular bleeding, diverticulitis, fistula formation and diverticular stricture.

• describe the Hinchey classification scheme for diverticulitis.

• describe the medical and surgical management of diverticular disease.

Running time 24:56 37.

Periampullary and Pancreatic Cancers In this episode, Dr Dan Schiller addresses the topic of periampullary and pancreatic cancers. After listening to this podcast, listeners should be able to:

• explain why doctors need to know about periampullary and pancreatic cancers.

• describe the typical clinical presentation of periampullary and pancreatic cancers.

• list the important features of the history and physical in periampullary and pancreatic cancers.

• outline the treatment and prognosis of patients with periampullary and pancreatic cancers.

Running time:25:22 38.

Rectal Cancer Basics In this episode, Dr Jonathan White reviews the basic concepts relating to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of rectal cancer. After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to:

• list the typical symptoms of rectal cancer.

• explain the important of rectal examination in diagnosis.

• outline how rectal cancer is staged.

• describe the information considered when planning treatment for rectal cancer.

• list the operations performed for rectal cancer.

• list the important outcomes of rectal cancer surgery.

Running time 28:19 39.

Missed Appendicitis In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses missed appendicitis. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

• differentiate between simple acute appendicitis and missed appendicitis.

• describe the typical history and physical exam findings in the patient with missed appendicitis.

• describe indications for operative and non-operative management of missed appendicitis.

• list the factors which should be considered when considering interval appendectomy.

Running time: 18:58 40.

Orthopedic Surgery: Compartment Syndrome In this episode, Dr David Saliken discusses the topic of compartment syndrome of the limb. After listening to this episode, listeners should be able to:

• define compartment syndrome and explain why it is a surgical emergency.

• describe the typical presentation of a patient with compartment syndrome.

• outline the treatment of a patient with compartment syndrome.

• list the complications of compartment syndrome.

Running time: 15:29

Keywords

  • Coma, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Carotid Stenosis, Hearing Loss, Diverticular Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Appendicitis, Compartment Syndromes

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