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Physician Assistant IN Education (PAINE) Podcast

This is the PAINE Podcast. A podcast for physician assistants to prepare for passing the PANCE/PANRE, as well as staying up to date on clinical literature. Every month I breakdown a topic on the NCCPA blueprint and tell you what you need to know when studying for your boards.
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Dec 18, 2016

Last episode for 2016 and my last episode in my office at UAB.  It is also the holiday season and you will be getting together with family and friends…more than likely all crowded in a small house, snuggled up in a big comfy blanket on a cough or by fire.  So what better topic to discuss while on your trip than scabies.  I will go over the vector, epidemiology, how it is transmitted, signs and symptoms, and treatment of one of the more common mite skin infestations.

 

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Dec 7, 2016

For those of you that know me, you know how much I loathe the eye.  It gives me the heebeegeebees.  I have worn glasses for 30yrs because I cant even come close to touching my eyeball for contacts…..and you can take your Lasiks surgery and shove it if you think you’re going to put those Clockwork Orange clamps on my peepers.  NOTGONNADOIT.  So in this light, we will tackle an ophthalmology topic for the HEENT block on the PAINE Podcast.  I will discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, types, signs and symptoms, and treatment of retinal detachment.

 

Physician Assistant; PA; PANCE; PANRE

Nov 22, 2016

This is actually a special episode for the PAINE Podcast as I have the opportunity to do a joint-interview podcast with Chip Lange from TOTAL EM.  This was the first time I got to dabble with a conversational-style podcast and I think it went pretty good.  Chip and I had a great time doing it and will most definitely be doing more of these in the future.

 

Physician Assistant; PA; PANCE; PANRE

Nov 18, 2016

Since so many conditions on the PANCE blueprint could be considered an emergency and warrant an ED visit, I thought I would tackle more of an approach to a chief complaint…since EM providers are the masters of the undifferentiated patient.  For this episode, I will discuss the acutely dyspneic patient and how you can systematically approach these sometimes tenuous patients to rule-in/rule-out life-threatening conditions by history, physical exam, and ancillary studies.

 

Physician Assistant; PA; PANCE; PANRE

Nov 15, 2016

This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast.  The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student.  I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.

 

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Oct 26, 2016

For episode #21, I thought I would cover a less common (but extremely important) infection of the biliary tract: ascending cholangitis.  We will discuss the pathogenesis, bacterial epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and management of a potentially life-threatening disease.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA

Oct 17, 2016

Schizophrenia is one of the most costly behavioral medicine disease across the world and contributes to a significant decrease in quality of life and life expectancy.  This episode with review the epidemiology of schizophrenia, the risk factors and known pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of the disease, the DSM-V definition and diagnostic requirements, and a brief overview of antipsychotics.

 

PANCE; PANRE; physician assistant; PA

Sep 26, 2016

Parathyroid dysfunction is not a very common condition in the grand scheme of endocrine disorders, but it has some nuances that can be picked up due to regular screening or incidental findings.  For this episode, we will discuss PTH and its physiologic effects, the signs and symptoms of both hyper- and hypoparathyroidism, the laboratory and radiographical studies to order if you suspect these conditions, and the medical and surgical management of both.

 

Physican Assistant; PA; PANCE; PANRE

Sep 12, 2016

The 1st part of September is dedicated to the genitourinary system and the 1st podcast for this section is going to address one of the most common GU problems in men….THE PROSTATE.  We are going to go over the pathogenesis of the prostate and the reason behind the benign prostatatic hypertrophy, the signs and symptoms of the patients you will see in clinical practice, the guidelines for the work-up of BPH, and the medical and surgical management. 

 

PANCE; PANRE; PA; Physician Assistant

Aug 22, 2016

 This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast.  The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student.  I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.

 

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Aug 17, 2016

One of the most common reasons for admission to an ICU is hemodynamic instability.  For the post in critical care month, I decided to go basic and review shock states.  We will discuss the classifications of the different types of shock states, the physiology and how it effects your patients, the most common causes of each type, and quick review of vasopressors and inotropes.

 

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Jul 20, 2016

This is a talk I gave to a class of biomedical science students on how to write a good personal statement.  I touch on style, flow, breakdown of sections, and tips on crafting a narrative statement for graduate professional programs.  Visit www.painepodcast.com to view the associated slides.

Jul 12, 2016

Pneumonia is a common condition in not only the outpatient and ER setting, but also the hospital.  It is associated with significant mortality and prompt identification and early treatment will help prevent complications and progression to sepsis.  This episode will review the classifications, pathogens, signs and symptoms, physical exam findings, testing, risk stratification, and treatment of pneumonias.  

 

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Jun 27, 2016

 This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast.  The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student.  I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.

 

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Jun 15, 2016

Appendicitis is always on differential when it comes to a patient with an acute abdomen and is also one of the most common reasons for emergent abdominal surgeries.   There is a rich history in trying to diagnose appendicitis, especially in the time before advanced imaging, and many of classic findings in appendicitis stem from these early years of medicine.  In this episode, we will cover the pathogenesis, historical clues, physical exam findings, pretest probability scoring systems, radiographical considerations, and management of one of the oldest surgical diseases in medicine.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA

May 24, 2016

Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries presenting to both outpatient clinics and emergency departments, with a large percentage of these being ankle sprains.  These sprains can be anywhere from a mild injury (with only a small amount of pain with ambulation) to severe (with significant functional limitations).  The podcast will discuss the anatomy and structures of the ankle, grading and classification of the sprain types, important history and physical exam maneuvers, the indications for radiography, and finally management.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA

May 5, 2016

Transient Ischemia Attacks (TIAs or “mini-strokes”) are a harbinger of badness and a major risk factor for future strokes.  The definition as undergone different re-iterations over the years, which has hampered some of the clinical and research utility.  This podcast will discuss the current definition, the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected TIA, the acute management, and how we as clinicians can help reduce modifiable risk factors and increase secondary prevention of future events.

 

PANCE, PANRE, Physician Assistant, PA

Apr 25, 2016

Sore throat (as a chief complaint) is one of the most common reasons for a sick-child visit to the pediatrician’s office.  Often times, there is parental concerns for strep throat and “just want to have them checked”.  Just checking a Rapid Strep test or throat culture is no big deal right?  We can just put them on antibiotics and they will improve, won't they?  This podcast will review the etiologies of pharyngitis in children and the history associated with them, what physical exam findings are concerning, what tests are available and how reliable they are, and finally how to treat these tiny humans that have a sore throat.

 

PANCE, PANRE, Physician Assistant, PA

Apr 14, 2016

 

This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast.  The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student.  I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.

 

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Apr 10, 2016

There is so much going on in neonates and infants as their physiology is shifting from in-utero to ex-utero that it can be very confusing.  The plan for this episode is to discuss the physiologic changes and congenital defects that lead to cyanosis, when and how to screen, the timeframe of presentation and physical exam findings, and surgical repair timing.

 

PANCE, PANRE, PA, Physician Assistant

Mar 23, 2016

This episode is directed towards the approach to anemia work-up in adults.  I go over the definition of anemia, the general physiologic causes, signs and symptoms, and lab work to order to differentiate the many diseases that can manifest with anemia. 

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Mar 1, 2016

This episode is a primer for all things to come regarding hematology.  I break down the components of a CBC including: white blood cell count, differential, red blood cell count, red blood cell indices, and platelet count. 

 

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Feb 18, 2016

This episode will focus on what you need to know about hypertensive disease during pregnancy.  We discuss the diagnostic criteria for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, the screening recommendations, and the medical and obstetrical management to limit the complications for both mother and baby.

 

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Feb 9, 2016

This is the Student Spotlight Series of the PAINE Podcast.  The purpose of these interviews is to give prospective students (and current students) a glimpse into the mind of a PA student.  I ask a standard set of 10 questions to dive into what drove them into the medical profession, why they choose to be PA, what surprised them about PA school, and tips/pearls/strategies on how to be a successful PA student.

 

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Feb 2, 2016

This episode is a quick review for what you need to know as a PA when answering questions regarding this virus from your patients, what the CDC is recommending, and where the high risk countries are.

 

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