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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 30, 2011

In this episode (part 2 of 2), surgeons, residents and medical students discuss why they chose to pursue a career in surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • list common reasons for considering a career in surgery

Running time 19:12

Music courtesy of Christopher R. Baker 
(used under a Creative Commons License).

Dec 21, 2011

In this episode (part 1 of 2), surgeons, residents and medical students discuss why they chose to pursue a career in surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • list common reasons for considering a career in surgery

Running time 17:09
Music courtesy of Christopher R. Baker 
(used under a Creative Commons License).

Dec 16, 2011

In this episode, Dr Shaheed Merani discusses the principles of informed consent. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • list the components of informed consent
  • Outline the information which must be provided to a patient who is giving informed consent
  • Describe how informed consent can be documented
  • Explain how consent is handled in the unconscious patient who needs life-saving surgery

Running time 22:46

Dec 9, 2011

In this episode, Kevin Mowbrey discusses the basic management of a patient with a wound. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • describe the important elements of the history and physical examination in the patient with a wound
  • explain how a wound should be prepared for closure
  • list the three general methods of wound closure

Running time 11:06

Dec 2, 2011

In this episode, Kevin Mowbrey discusses the physiology of wound healing. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • outline how the body responds to a wound
  • list the three stages of wound healing
  • explain the processes, cell types, and duration of each phase of wound healing

Running time 11:59

Nov 25, 2011

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses genito-urinary trauma. 

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

  • list some of the causes of hematuria in the setting of a suspected genito-urinary injury
  • outline the investigations required of these patients
  • describe the basic management of a patient with renal, bladder, urethral and external genital trauma


Run time 16:22

Nov 18, 2011

In this podcast, Dr Keith Rourke discusses the signs, symptoms and the differential diagnosis of an acute kidney stone episode. 

After listening, 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

Running time 19:44

Nov 11, 2011

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses scrotal pathologies. 

After listening to this podcast, 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

Running time 14:16

 

Nov 4, 2011

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction.

After listening to this podcast, 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

Running time 14:45

Oct 28, 2011

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer.

After listening to this podcast, 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

Running time 16:40

Oct 21, 2011
In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses urinary tract infections.
 
After listening to this episode, listeners 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
 
Running time 17:12
Oct 14, 2011

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses how students can maximize learning from their surgical cases. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • describe tips for practising 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

Running time 18:23

Oct 7, 2011

In this episode, Simon Byrns discusses rounding on surgical patients. After listening to this episode, learners should 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

Running time 16:18

Sep 30, 2011

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses how students can make the most of learning in the surgical clinic. After listening to this episode, learners should 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

Running time 22:12

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