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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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Jul 14, 2017

 

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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Jul 7, 2017

This episodes is a dry run of a talk I will be given at the 2017 TAPA Fall Fest.  It is also the talk I gave at the 2015 AAPA conference on "Evidence Based Approach to PTE".  We will cover the signs and symptoms, clinical decision instruments, work-up, risk assessment, severity classifications, and treatment of PTE.

 

Physician Assistant; PA; PANCE; PANRE

Jun 19, 2017

 

This installment we are covering small bowel obstruction since it is surgery month on the PAINE Podcast.  This is a short and sweet episode on one of the more common reasons for surgical consultation in clinical practice.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA 

 

Apr 18, 2017

Ok…I admit.  This episode is low hanging fruit.  But to be fair, I did cover “Approach to Sore Throat in Children” last year because it is so common in pediatric practice.  Acute Otitis Media (AOM) rounds out the other “most common” condition to give you a big chunk of outpatient and emergency medicine reasons for a pediatric visit.  We will cover everything you ever wanted to know about AOM, including the indications for tympanostomy tube placement.

Mar 27, 2017

The guest expert for this episode is Michelle Brown, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Laboratory Science Program.

 

Transfusion medicine is unique aspect of medicine that pretty much all subspecialties will interact with in the inpatient setting at some point.  Today we will be discussing what products are available for transfusion, the indications and contraindications of transfusion, what the current guidelines recommend, and some of the behind the scenes considerations from our friends in the bloodbank and lab.

 

PANCE; PANRE; PA; Physician Assistant

Mar 14, 2017

With more and more people getting diagnosed with cancer earlier and earlier, the chances you will treat a patient who is receiving, or has had, chemotherapy are increasing. CDC estimates ~650,000 patients per year receive outpatient chemotherapy.  Since chemotherapy is designed to kill rogue cancer cells (some by sniper, some by nuke), you are bound to have some collateral damage.  Today, we are joined by Chip Lange, of TOTAL EM, again to discuss side effects and complications of chemotherapy that you may see in your clinic or emergency department.

 

PANCE; PANRE; PA; Physician Assistant

Feb 15, 2017

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.

 

pance, panre, physicianassistant, PA

Feb 2, 2017

Menorrhagia…metrorrhagia….menometrorrhagia.  These words can strike fear into the hearts of men….or the uteri of women.

 

Some of you may know what these mean….some of you may have no idea.  These are old and busted terms used to described dysfunction uterine bleeding (which is also is old and busted), but I have found still permeates throughout the non-OB/GYN subspecialties. For this episode, we will cover the definition and classifications of abnormal uterine bleeding as defined by the Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) systems.  We will most likely cover work-up and management in a subsequent episode.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA

Jan 20, 2017

For this episode, we will discuss everything you need to know about pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade.  One can be slowly progressive condition and the other can kill you.  The trick is to know what can cause them, the presenting signs and symptoms, the diagnostic studies to see them, and the management of pericardial fluid problems.

 

Physician Assistant, PA, PANCE, PANRE

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.

 

PANCE; PANRE; Physician Assistant; PA

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.

 

pance, panre, physicianassistant, PA

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.

 

PANCE; PANRE; PA; Physician Assistant

 

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.  

 

PANCE; PANRE; PA; Physician Assistant

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.

 

pance, panre, physicianassistant, PA

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

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