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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Wednesday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon, Kat, Karee and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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Dec 7, 2016

In this episode Susie Youn, a medical student at the University of Alberta, will discuss acute mesenteric ischemia. 

After listening to this episode you should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of this condition
  • Understand the presentation of acute mesenteric ischemia
  • Explain the work-up
  • Review the management of acute mesenteric ischemia
Nov 30, 2016

In this episode, 4th year medical student, Allison Edwards guides of through a complete Head and Neck examination. A complete head and neck exam is an important skill for any physician to master. While family doctors, pediatricians, emergency physicians and otolaryngologists will use this skill the most, you never know when a family member is going to ask you “oh, and can you look in my ear?”

All joking aside, a large majority of visits presenting to a primary care office consist of ear nose and throat complaints. Whether it is a runny nose, sore throat or ear pain, a complete head and neck exam is often needed to fully assess these concerns.

After listening to this podcast you should be able to:

  • Discuss the important elements of the head and neck exam including examination of the ear, nose, oral cavity, cranial nerves and neck.
  • Describe important equipment required for a head and neck exam.
  • Explain important components of nasolaryngoscopy.
Nov 23, 2016

In this episode Nikytha Antony, Medical Student from the University of Alberta (in collaboration with Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Bryan Dicken) discusses Pectus Deformities.

After listening to this podcast you should be able to:

  • Define pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of pectus deformities
  • Recognize the symptoms that might be present on initial presentation
  • Discuss treatment options

 

Nov 16, 2016

In this episode we are joined by Dr. Aya Musbahi, a General Surgery trainee from Newcastle, United Kingdom, who will be talking about about the use of wound vacuums and negative pressure wound therapy.

After listening to this podcast you should be able to:

  • Define negative pressure wound therapy
  • Understand how negative pressure wound therapy works
  • Describe clinical applications
  • Explain indications and contraindications.
Nov 9, 2016

In this episode 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta, Michael Goplen, discusses septic arthritis.

After listening to this podcast you should be able to:

  • Describe the presentation of septic arthritis
  • Understand the etiology
  • Explain a complete physical exam and history of suspected septic arthritis
  • Recognize the diagnosis and management
Nov 3, 2016

Another project we've been working on at Surgery 101 is Virtual Patients! These are interactive cases for medical students to practice on. This one is a patient with Abdominal Cramps! For the Surgery 101 app, use 'Episode Links' (the 'e' button) to access!

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Nov 2, 2016

This week we are joined by Dr. Keith Rourke, a Urologist at the University of Alberta, who will be discussing the Vasectomy.

After this podcast you will be able to:

  1. Describe the reasons a patient would want a vasectomy
  2. Know who should get a vasectomy
  3. Review common myths
  4. Understand the procedure and follow-up
  5. Comprehend the complications of a vasectomy
Oct 27, 2016

In this episode of Surgery 101 Dr. Keith Rourke, a Urologist at the University of Alberta, discusses urinary catheterization.

After watching this video you should be able to:

- Understand what a catheter is
- Know why people need catheters
- Define the urethra
- Describe proper catheterization techniques
- Explain the different types of catheters and their uses
- Troubleshoot difficult scenarios

Oct 19, 2016

In this episode of Surgery 101 Dr. Trevor Schuler, a Urologist at the University of Alberta, demonstrates how to give a complete examination of the scrotum, including the:

- Set-up
- Inspection
- Palpation
- Ausculation
- Transillumination
- Common findings

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Oct 13, 2016

In this video a LEGO resident explains the importance of teaching medical students and how easy it is to start teaching.

Sep 28, 2016

This week we are joined by 4th year University of Ottawa student Zuhaib Mir who will be discussing Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis. This podcast was created as a collaborative effort between Surgery101, LearnENT, and the Canadian Society of Otolarygology-Head & Neck Surgery as part of a special series of topics on primary care otolaryngology.

After this podcast you will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of the topic
  2. Define Acute bacterial Rhinosinusitis and discuss the relevant anatomy
  3. Describe the risk factors associated
  4. Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis
  5. Recommend treatment for ABRS, including complications and when you should refer to OHNS
Sep 21, 2016

This week we are joined by 4th year University of Ottawa student Zuhaib Mir who will be discussing Otitis Externa.

After this podcast you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of Otitis Externa
  2. Understand the risk factors associated
  3. Describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis
  4. Review Differential diagnosis
  5. Recommend treatment for Acute Otitis Media, including when you should refer to OHNS
  6. Outline possible complications and reasons for referral
Sep 14, 2016

This week we are joined by 4th year University of Ottawa student Zuhaib Mir who will be discussing Chronic Otitis Media.

After this podcast you will be able to:

  • Discuss relevant anatomy
  • Explain the pathophysiology associated
  • Understand the risk factors
  • Review the presentation and diagnosis
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Consider complications and reasons for referral
Sep 7, 2016

In this episode the wise parrot explores the do's and don'ts of a proper patient handover as demonstrated by residents, Winnie and Glen, and find out more about how SBARR can help with a more structured handover.

This video is from our friends Dr. Curtiss Boyington (Infectious Diseases) and his summer student Anton Savin (M2). We are very happy they let us put their video on Surgery 101 to share with all of you!

Sep 1, 2016

This week we are joined by 4th year University of Ottawa student Zuhaib Mir who will be discussing Acute Otitis Media.

After this podcast you will be able to:

  1. Define Acute Otitis Media
  2. Understand the Pathophysiology and risk factors of Acute Otitis Media
  3. Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis
  4. Recommend treatment for Acute Otitis Media, including when you should refer to OHNS
  5. Outline possible complications of Acute Otitis Media
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