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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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Sep 28, 2012

 

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses how to treat the patient who presents with an anal fistula.

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

  • Describe how to determine the goals of treatment for the patient with an anal fistula
  • Explain the meaning of the following terms: fistulotomy, seton suture
  • Explain the difference between primary and secondary tracks
  • Describe the use of tissue glue, fistula plug and advancement flaps in the treatment of anal fistula

 

Running time 16:59

Sep 21, 2012

Here are the notes and pictures for S101 episode 111. See the Owl and the Cucumber in action!

Sep 21, 2012

 

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses how to assess the patient who presents with an anal fistula.

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

  • Describe the important elements in the history and physical examination in the assessment of the patient with an anal fistula
  • Discriminate between simplex and complex anal fistulas
  • Explain when to order an MRI to assess an anal fistula
  • Explain how to assess an anal fistula in the operating room, and explain Goodsall’s rule

Running time 20:34

Sep 14, 2012

 

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses basic concepts and anatomy relating to anal fistula.

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

  • Define what an anal fistula is
  • Describe the clinical presentation of the patient with an anal fistula
  • Outline the important anatomical landmarks of the anal canal and draw the ‘owl’ and ‘cucumber’ diagrams
  • Explain how an anal fistula forms
  • List the four common types of anal fistulas

 

Running time 21:09

Sep 7, 2012

In this episode, Dr Mark Joffe discusses the need for hand hygiene in hospitals and in surgery.

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

  • explain the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of infection
  • describe the evidence for the effectiveness of hand hygiene
  • identify alcohol-based handrubs as preferable to handwashing using sinks
  • list the 4 moments of hand hygiene
  • explain how to use "Way In Way Out" in practising hand hygiene

Running time 24:23

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