SCTS Education Podcast
Episode 12: The EuroSCORE and beyond

Episode 12: The EuroSCORE and beyond

September 25, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and EuroSCORE creator Mr Samer Nashef from Royal Papworth Hospital.  We talk about the EuroSCORE and navigate through its past, present and potential future iterations.   We also discuss the current Quality of life after cardiac surgery trial (QUACS) and how the measurement of outcomes as well as the metrics we use continue to evolve to better understand patient benefit from surgical intervention.

 

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Episode 11: Human Factors and Surgery

Episode 11: Human Factors and Surgery

July 25, 2021

In this episode we talk all about Human Factors with Professor Peter Brennan, a Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon with a PhD in Human Factors.  We discuss what Human Factors encompass and their application in the ever more complex environments we literally operate in!  It's a really interesting discussion and as always any feedback or comments to sctseducationpodcast@gmail.com

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Episode 10: An Overview of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Episode 10: An Overview of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

February 21, 2021

In this episode we talk to Dr Jo Mills, Consultant Cardiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, all about the techniques and decision-making involved in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

 

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Episode 9: Delivering Cardiac Surgery in Developing Countries

Episode 9: Delivering Cardiac Surgery in Developing Countries

December 13, 2020

In this episode we talk to Cardiac Surgeon Mr Enoch Akowuah and Scrub Nurse Mrs Caroline Baldwin from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust about their experiences with the team in Kumasi, Ghana where they supported the development of a new cardiac surgery unit.  In addition we also have an interview with Mr Ram Dhannapuneni, Congenital Cardiac Surgeon from Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool about his work overseas with the charity Healing Little Hearts that specialises in delivering healthcare to children with congenital heart disease.   

Useful links: 

https://healinglittlehearts.org

https://www.facebook.com/HLHcharity

https://www.ctsnet.org/article/cardiac-surgery-missions-are-you-interested

https://www.ctsnet.org/article/daily-video-blog-medical-mission-ghana-february-23-march-1-2019

 

 

Episode 8: Cardiac Transplantation

Episode 8: Cardiac Transplantation

September 18, 2020

Professor Stephen Clark, Consultant Cardiac and Transplant Surgeon from the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, takes us through the fundamentals of Cardiac Transplantation.

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Episode 7: Bias in Experimental Design

Episode 7: Bias in Experimental Design

September 18, 2020

Dr Eva Caamano-Gutierrez from the Computational Biology Facility at the University of Liverpool breaks down bias for us with examples of what to look out for and what to avoid when conducting research. 

 

https://www.elsevier.com/editors-update/story/publishing-ethics/bias-in-research-the-rule-rather-than-the-exception

Episode 6: Bypass Basics

Episode 6: Bypass Basics

March 12, 2020

We talk cardiopulmonary bypass with Perfusionist Sarah Shirley covering a variety of topics from flow rates to filtration!

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Episode 5: Cardioplegia

Episode 5: Cardioplegia

January 26, 2020

We welcome Dr David Chambers from the Rayne Institute, King's College London, to the SCTS Education Podcast to talk all about cardioplegia!

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Episode 4: Being Left-handed in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Episode 4: Being Left-handed in Cardiothoracic Surgery

November 18, 2019

Miss Debbie Harrington (Consultant Cardiac and Aortic Surgeon), Mr Ahmed Abdulsalam (Aortic Fellow), Mr Alistair Marshall (SCP) and Mrs Kate Burke (Scrub Nurse) discuss being left-handed and working in Cardiothoracic Surgery.  We explore some of the obstacles they have overcome and gain insight into the many adaptations often asked of left-handers.

Resources: 

YouTube: Left-Handed Cardiac Surgeons Club, Joel Dunning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKdXnreV1s

Welcome to the SCTS Education Podcast!

Welcome to the SCTS Education Podcast!

September 26, 2019

Contact us at: SCTSeducationpodcast@gmail.com

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