Media Mining Digest 78 – May 10, 2013: Burning Question, Colon Cancer, DNA Stool Tests, Evidence in Surgical Practice, Fainting in the OR, Hand Hygiene, Informed Consent, Kitty Litter, Muslim Family Values, Operating Room Lessons, Pathophysiology, Post Operation Complications, Rapes in India, Shock, Surgical Teamwork, Surgeon Stories, Surgery Student Tips, Surgical Residency Tips, Wound Healing

The following audio files come from a larger group of  255 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 50 MB zip file of all 19 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for two hours of listening is here for four months vs 140 MB normal speed for three hours of listening using topic links, below.  Larger groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

Burning Question 40 mins – “It is one of the greatest social, scientific and political dilemmas facing humankind. This week’s Science Weekly is dedicated to exploring the burning question that is the subject of Duncan Clark and Mike Berners-Lee’s new book: how to leave vast untapped reserves of coal, gas and oil in the ground, and somehow find viable alternative forms of energy. Adam Vaughan, the Guardian’s online environment editor, interviewed Clark, who is a consultant editor on the environment desk and visiting researcher at the UCL Energy Institute, and Berners-Lee, a leading expert on carbon emissions and the author of How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything. To buy a copy of The Burning Question from the Guardian bookshop, click here.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colon Cancer 28 mins –  “In this episode, Dr Jonathan White addresses the issue of screening for colon cancer. Who should be screened, and how should screening be performed? Learn about: how to identify patients at high, moderate and population risk of colon cancer, the role of FOB [fecal occult] testing, and practical advice for patients about to have a colonoscopy.” At the link find” 20. Screening for Colon Cancer / Colonoscopy,” right-click “Media files 20. Screening for Colon Cancer_Colonoscopy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Stool Tests 21 mins – “A study in the February issue of Gastroenterology assessed colorectal neoplasm detection by a next-generation’s DNA test and effects of covariates on test performance. Dr. Kuemmerle speaks to first author Dr. David A. Ahlquist.” At the find the title, “Next-Generation Stool DNA Test Accurately Detects Colorectal Cancer and Large Adenomas,” right-click “Media files 2012-02-21 gastroenterology podcast february 2012.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence in Surgical Practice 15 mins – “In this episode, Dr Chris DeGara discusses evidence-based medicine and its use in surgery.” At the link find the title, “52. Evidence in Surgical Practice,” right-click “Media files 52. Evidence in Surgical Practice.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fainting in the OR  21 mins – “In this episode, Dr Tammy Morris discusses tips to stay on your feet in the OR. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Understand the factors that contribute to students passing out in the operating room.
Be able to list several methods that students can employ to avoid fainting in the OR.
Be able to describe the steps one should follow if one does feel faint in the OR.
Be able to enter the surgery clerkship with a good understanding of the above objectives so that they will have diminished anxiety upon starting the clerkship. At the link find the title, “103. How to Avoid Fainting in the OR,” right-click “Media files 103. How to Avoid Fainting in the OR.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hand Hygiene 24 mins – “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 and explain how to use “Way In Way Out” in practising hand hygiene.” At the link find the title, “109. Hand Hygiene, ” right-click “Media files 109. Hand Hygiene.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Informed Consent 23 mins – “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.” At the link find the title, “74 Informed Consent,” right-click “Media files 74. Informed Consent.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kitty Litter 4 mins – “Today, we buy a box of kitty litter. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them.” At the link right-click where it says to “Click here for…. 2103” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Family Values 12 mins – “Many Muslim people were hoping the Boston bombers didn’t share their religion. However, the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is indeed Muslim, according to family members. Host Michel Martin speaks to Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds about the conversations they’re having at dinner tables and in their neighborhoods.” A related eight minute segment is here. At the links right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Operating Room Lessons 18 mins – “In this episode, Dr Jonathan White provides a guide for students learning in the operating room.” At the link find the title “56. Learning in the Operating Room,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pathophysiology  This link provides an outline with over 100 audio files ranging from a few minutes to two-hours covering a three-year span from 2007 to 2012. The files are only identified with dates and appear to be extracts of lectures from a one-semester class as described in the college catalog here under Biology 3020. As examples, files 112111 and 112811 apply to diabetes, and 120511 to anemia.  The lecture is well presented, more so if you speed up the playback, with many practical applications and case studies used as illustrations. The offered slides can be ignored. A general knowledge of human biology and anatomy will be helpful. To download audio files go to the link and click on “Bio 3020 Podcast XML” and find the audio files listed with newest from 2011 at the bottom.  A new online version of the course, as well as a free 2000 level intro, are available at this link to the school. No text is required to take the course.

Post Operation Complications 25 mins – “In this episode, Dr Cliff Sample discusses the topic of post-operative complications. Listen and learn: what sorts of post-op problems you will be called about on the surgical wards; how to handle a post-op fever dealing with the post-op patient who has shortness of breath; managing post-op chest pain; assessing the patient with post-op delirium; how to manage a wound dehiscence, and dealing with post-op oliguria (low urinary output).” At the link find “23. Post-Operative Complications,” right-click “Media files 23._Post-Op Complications.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rapes in India 7 mins – “The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in India has caused public outcry there, and led to the arrest of two men. Host Michel Martin explores what the case says about how India handles sexual assault cases. She speaks with Anand Giridharadas, a columnist at The New York Times.”  At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock 16 mins – “In this episode Dr Dennis Djogovic discusses the treatment of shock. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: define “shock”; list the four categories of shock; outline common causes of shock, and describe treatment of the patient with shock.” At the link find the title, “79.  The Treatment of Shock,” right-click “Media files 79._Shock.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgical Teamwork 14 mins – “In this episode, Dr Jonathan White provides a guide for students working on the surgical team. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: describe the role of students on the team; describe how students integrate into the surgical team; differentiate ‘education’ from ‘service’ and define the term “scut work”;
explain the importance of supervision, and describe the challenges and opportunities of the “surgical culture.'”At the link find the title, “55. Working on a Surgical Team,” right-click “Media files 55. Working on a Surgical Team.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgeon Stories 36 mins – “In this two-part episode, 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.” At the link find the titles, “75. Surgical Stories I” and “76. Surgical Stories II,” right-click “Media files 76. Surgical Stories_II.m4a” and “Media files 75. Surgical Stories_I.m4a” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus.

Surgery Student Tips 14 mins – “In this episode, Dr Jonathan White provides tips for maximizing the learning of students working on the surgical team. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: list 12 tips for getting the most out of your time in the surgery clerkship by enhancing learning, being a better team member and learning around your patients.” At the link find the title, “57. Twelve Tips for Surgical Students,” right-click “Media files 57. Twelve Tips for Surgery Students.m4a” and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgical Residency Tips 15 mins – “In this episode, Dr Matt Hudson discusses transitioning into residency from medical school and making the most of your first year of surgical residency. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Be prepared for the first few months of residency; Have some tips on how to be productive on the wards;
Have some tips on how to learn in the OR and in the lab.” This where use of a skills lab is mentioned. At the link find the title “Survival Tips for Surgical Residency,” right-click “Media files 99. Survival Tips for Surgical Residency.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wound Healing 12 mins – “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.” At the link find the title “72. Wound Healing,” right-click “Media files 72._Wound_Healing.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sixty-four podcasts for 2010 and earlier at 1.5x are listed alphabetically in this PDF and can be downloaded in two zip files, Part 1 and Part 2, each holding about 350 MB. For 2011 an alphabetical PDF list of 184 podcasts at 1.5x is available as five segments. A similar list and downloads for 362 podcasts for Jan-Jun 2012 is here, and 591 for Jul-Dec here. Podcasts are zipped for easier downloading and segmented due to a 300MB limit on file uploads. (Dead links in old episodes are due to updating; try a current episode.) Over 130 feeds used to prepare this weekly blog are harvested with Feedreader3. The feeds are available in this opml file that Feedreader can import. A PDF list of feeds is here. Free Commander is used to compare old with new downloads to remove  duplicates. MP3 Speed Changer is used to boost playback speed to 1.5x. A speed listening background article is here.  A commenter recommended this $1.99 iPhone/iPad app for mobile devices; leave a comment if you try it. Another is xSpeedChanger. Please comment on any problems with the links and downloads.

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