Short Sharp Surg Series


The Surgical podcast for medical students and junior doctors. Conversations covering key surgical and medical topics with a focus on issues relevant to ward based work for junior medical staff on surgery rotations. Medical education made easy - Short Sharp Surg Series.


  • Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions

    31/08/2017 Duração: 30min

    How low is too low when it comes to Haemoglobin? This week we cover blood transfusions, including when to transfuse, complications,  how to organise transufsions, evidence and as always tips and advice relevant to Junior Doctor's and Medical Students alike. Thanks to Dr. Jeram Hyde, the walking encyclopaedia on all things ICU. Keep an eye on the facebook page for links to handy resources 

  • Post-operative fever

    Post-operative fever

    24/07/2017 Duração: 19min

    In today's episode we cover post-operative fever; one of the more common reviews you will be faced with from day 1 as a junior doctor! From pathophysiology, to causes, to approach and management, we hope to cover the essentials you will need to confidently approach these patients. Let us know what you think and as always, we'd love to hear from you with suggestions for future episodes.

  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

    Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

    11/07/2017 Duração: 22min

    Today Amanda Chats to Neurosurgeon Dr. Mitch Hansen about Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. The after hours call to see neurosurgical patients is one that often instils dread, so we hope that these handy tips, and a good approach will help you approach this daunting condition! 

  • The Confused Patient

    The Confused Patient

    06/06/2017 Duração: 32min

    Delirium… the epitome of a medical condition that textbook study can never fully prepare you for!In this episode we cover a basic approach to the confused patient from the perspective of the JMO on an after hours shift. Thanks to our guest Dr. Chitra Krishnan for sharing her expertise and advice!

  • Fluids - Part 2

    Fluids - Part 2

    04/06/2017 Duração: 23min

    Part 2 of a two-part episode on intravenous fluid therapy. Having covered basic physiology we now address a systematic approach to prescribing fluids, what fluids are available and the most important complications to pay attention to. 

  • Fluids - Part 1

    Fluids - Part 1

    04/06/2017 Duração: 26min

    Intravenous Fluid Therapy - an intimidating topic when learning it for the first time, and often underestimated in its significance when prescribing on the wards. This two part episode  will provide medical students and junior doctors with a sound foundation  of knowledge and a systematic approach to fluid therapy. Part 1 will address the basics of fluid physiology.