I am working on a few podcasts but in the meantime I thought I’d share a new sheet that is helping me during my Internal Medicine rotation. It is a work in progress so let me know about any corrections or additions you can think of. I am working on adding some more info now that will probably turn it in to a two-sided sheet when finished and will update when possible.
Happy New Year!
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Stats from 2012:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 18,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals
The busiest day of the year was November 20th with 348 views.
How did they find you?
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Where did they come from?
77 countries in all! Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.
Postoperative fever is an extremely common finding and therefore an extremely common topic for med students to be pimped on. Fever is found in as many as 91% of post-op patients. It is most often benign and self-limited and a normal physiologic response to the trauma of surgery. However it can be due to a variety of causes, some benign and some life threatening.
- Ws mnemonic
- POD 1-2: Wind- Pneumonia, Aspiration, PE (NOT ATELECTASIS…listen to podcast for more details)
- POD 3-5: Water- UTI
- POD ~5: Walking- DVT, PE
- POD ~7: Wound- Surgical Site Infection
- POD >7: What we did- Line infections of drug/blood product reactions at any time
- POD >10: Wonder Where?- Deep Abcess
Oral case presentations (OCPs) are an integral part of the medical student learning experience and more importantly the team aspect of patient care. In this podcast I sit down with Dr. Natasha Bray DO, Director of Medical Education at Broward Health Medical Center, to discuss some tips for presenting a patient, the common mistakes made by students, and to hear an example from a master of the art of presenting.
Quick Pimps is a new series where I will quickly discuss topics that medical students are commonly “pimped” on. This first episode I will discuss the treatment of hyperkalemia. I will rapidly go through an overview of the treatment and then go more extensively in to details on the different treatment modalities.
I would like to announce that Nicholas Camposeo, Randal Davis, Roberty Kawa, Tara Nowakhtar, Meighan O’Connor and Brandon Parker have completed our predoctoral fellowship in Osteopathic Practices and Principles. We will all be starting our 3rd year rotations in the next few days. DidacticsOnline’s format and schedule may change slightly in the upcoming months but will not stop posting didactic discussions. DidacticsOnline continues to strive to provide an Osteopathic voice in medical discussion. I hope to have regular posts on various topics throughout the year and continue to welcome any questions or comments on how to improve the content.
Tara Nowakhtar discusses COPD. Podcast includes pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management.