Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest is Everyone’s Business: Introducing the NorthWest Resuscitation Group

July 24, 2016

Resuscitation is one of the final dutiesthat bystanders and health care providers can offer to the critically ill orinjured individual. The North West Resuscitation Group (@nwresusgroup) areexploring how education can optimise the response to the person who endures CardiacArrest. In this episode @paramedrusty and @ChrisMulryan discuss the aims of the@nwresusgroup and the key interventions that make up the chain of survivalthese being the fundamental stages of a resuscitation which are proven toimprove outcomes for patients.  The keymessage being that out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest is Everyone’s Business. Geton the chest, stay on the chest. 

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Understanding Frailty

July 7, 2016

Frailty is an important and emerging concept in health today. The numbers of people living with frailty is increasing meaning that health professionals no matter what speciality they work within have a responsibility to think about frailty and how this can be prevented, reversed or stabilized. In this episode Sophie Wallington @FrailityChampion gives an overview of this important and emerging syndrome. For more information check out the British Geriatrics Society website and search for "Fit For Frailty" I hope you enjoy this @ChrisMulryan

  
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Endocarditis: A Disease in Disguise

April 25, 2016

 endocarditis is serious infection at the heart. Due to its pathophysiology endocarditis can present to any of the clinical specialities. In this podcast Ann Krinks outline the patients who are risk of developing endocarditis, the presentations that may be seen in patients who have endocarditis, and investigations that need to be undertaken to diagnose endocarditis.

This podcast is a part of the campaign Ann is running to raise awareness of endocarditis amongst clinicians. Ann has produced a poster and a series of red flag cards which can be downloaded and used in your clinical area.

Remember "Fever + Murmur = Endocarditis until proven otherwise"
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The Kidneys: An Introduction to Kidney Disease

November 8, 2015

The Kidneys are complex and as such are the focus of many different types of injury. Some of the conditions of the kidney are the result of a direct dysfunction of an aspect of the kidney. The kidneys are often an innocent bystander which gets caught up in disease processes which affect other body systems, autoimmune and urinary outflow obstructions are important examples. In this episode a system for understanding kidney diseases is described using the Pre-Renal, Intra-Renal and Post-Renal, system. If you find this helpful you may also want to view our video on renal anatomy which you can find at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfHuZp-2as

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The Kidneys: Anatomy of the Kidneys, A Basic Overview

November 8, 2015

In this episode an overview of both the structure and function of the kidney is provided. An explanation is provided surrounding the roles that the kidney plays in maintaining homeostasis are highlighted. The gross anatomy of the kidney is detailed and a brief introduction to the structure of the nephron which is the functional unit of the kidney is offered. If you find this helpful you may also want to view our video on renal anatomy which you can find at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfHuZp-2as

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Anatomy of the Heart: The Cardiac Cycle

November 7, 2015

“The Cardiac Cycle” is a term used to describe the ordered sequence of events that takes place within the heart which serve to ensure that blood is appropriately transported around the body. The Cardiac conduction system is a form of electrical circuit within the heart which operates to organise the cardiac cycle. The ordered progression of electrical current through the heart caused muscular contraction, activation of the heart valves and with this blood flow. In the episode @DrJenWaring and @ChrisMulryan provide an explanation of the different stages of The Cardiac Cycle.    

In a previous episode we outlined the anatomy of the heart, if you have not yet had chance to listen to this episode please do so. Our videos on cardiac anatomy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciAbJnULq3A and heart sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7f_3Pro2kA may also be helpful to you.

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Anatomy of the Heart: A Journey through the Heart

November 7, 2015

In this episode we take you on a journey through the heart, following the exact same path that deoxygenated blood which has circulated around the body takes once it arrives back at the heart. As @DrJenWaring and @ChrisMulryan do this they describe each of the key structures which make up the heart and outline the specific functions of each structure. To make the discussion clinically relevant some examples of how these structures can fail and cause disease are provided. In conclusion we explore the coronary blood supply, and the different anatomical layers of the heart.

In a future episode we explore the cardiac cycle and how the cardiac conduction system orchestrates the ordered contraction of the heart. Our videos on cardiac anatomy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciAbJnULq3A and heart sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7f_3Pro2kA  may also be helpful to you.    

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Endocrine: Hormones & Their Receptors

November 2, 2015

The endocrine system is an important control system in the body. In this episode Dr Clive Taylor and @ChrisMulryan explore key basic concepts which relate to endocrine physiology. The Classification of hormones into Peptide, Cholesterol & Monoamines is explained. Alongside this a discussion of the different types of receptor which are used by hormones are clarified. A simple conceptual explanation of secondary messengers which are used by membrane bound receptors to inform the DNA of a need to bring about a structural or functional change within a cell is also explained.

In future episodes we explore the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system as well as the principal endocrine disorders.

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Tissue Growth & Disorders: MCQ’s

November 1, 2015

This episode contains a series of Single Best of Five or Multiple Choice Questions to assist in your revision of the topic of “Tissue Growth & Its Disorders”. Alongside each question is an explanation as to what the question is about; the reasoning which is needed to correctly answer the question is discussed and associated topics are explained. Written copies of the questions will be available on www.MedicalEd.org

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Tissue Growth & Disorders: Malignancy

November 1, 2015

Cancers remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In this episode we examine how tissue growth can develop the potential to become abnormal and autonomous. We outline the characteristics of  both benign and malignant tissue growth and consider the mechanisms of disease that are associated with malignancy.  www.MedicalEd.org for more information.

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