Surgery 101 Podcast: Episodes 61-70

Publication ID Published Volume
9164 April 30, 2012 8

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, 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 October 2011, our episodes have been downloaded more than 300,000 times. To date, 70 episodes have been released, and new episodes are added every Friday. Episodes 61-70 are included in this resource.

Our experience with the Surgery 101 podcasts has been published in in Medical Teacher: Med Teach. 2011;33(11):941-3. Surgery 101: evaluating the use of podcasting in a general surgery clerkship. White JS, Sharma N, Boora P.

Citation

White J, Rourke K, Sharma N, et al. Surgery 101 podcast: episodes 61-70. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2012;8:9164. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9164

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Educational Objectives

Detailed Learning Objectives for Episodes 61-70

61. Surgery Consult IV: Diagnosis, Tests and Treatment

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the RIME framework of medical student development.
  • Describe how to make a differential diagnosis using key features and medical knowledge.
  • List the common tests employed in surgical diagnosis, and explain their rational use.
  • Use the DAVID framework to make a treatment plan.
  • Describe how a consult note is written.

62. Presenting Your Case to a Surgeon

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain why presentation skills are important on the surgery team.
  • Demonstrate a simple strategy to summarize the key points of a surgical case succinctly.
  • Distinguish between presenting as Recorder, Interpreter and Manager.

63. Learning in the Surgical Clinic

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the role of outpatient/clinic work in surgical practice.
  • List the opportunities and challenges of learning in this environment.
  • Describe simple tips for maximizing learning in this environment.
  • Outline the use of SNAPPS in outpatients.

64. How to Round on your Surgery Patients

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Describe why rounds are important and what they must produce.
  • Explain how to prepare for rounding in surgery.
  • List common questions to ask the surgery patient and describe how to examine the surgery patient.
  • Write up daily progress notes and orders using SOAP and DAVID.
  • Outline how to share findings with the rest of the surgical healthcare team.

65. Learning from Your Surgical Cases

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Describe tips for practicing your history-taking, physical examination and consultation skills.
  • List some simple tools that can enhance learning.
  • Outline effective study strategies that can be applied in clerkship.
  • Explain how to be a self-directed learner.
  • Describe how to learn from the patients you see.

66. Urology 101: Urinary Tract Infections

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the signs, symptoms and treatment of bacterial cystitis and pilonephritis.
  • Develop an approach to treating patients with both complicated and asymptomatic urinary tract infections.
  • Discuss the treatment of patients with recurrent bacterial cystitis.
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of patients with an obstructed urinary tract infections.

67. Urology 101: Prostate Cancer

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss early detection of prostate cancer.
  • Explain what PSA is.
  • List the treatment options for prostate cancer in its early and advanced forms.
  • Explain how spinal cord compression can occur in the setting of metastases.

68. Urology 101: Erectile Dysfunction

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Define erectile dysfunction.
  • Outline its diagnosis, and the risk factors associated with the condition.
  • List the first, second, and third line treatment options for ED.
  • Discuss the contraindications to the use of PDE-5 inhibitor.

69. Urology 101: Problems with the Scrotum

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • List the common conditions that lead to both painless and acutely painful scrotal swelling.
  • Describe how to investigate a scrotal mass.
  • Outline scrotal conditions that require urgent urological assessment.

70. Urology 101: Kidney Stones

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Describe some of the imaging studies available to diagnose renal and ureteral calculi.
  • List the classes of some of the medications effective for treating the pain of renal colic.
  • Discuss some of the treatment options for all calculi.
  • Describe some of the basic principles of stone prevention.

Keywords

  • Renal Calculi, Uretral Calculi, Scrotal Mass, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Urinary Tract Infections, Presentation, Rounding, Scrotum, Kidney Stones

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