PodMed – Week of June 15, 2015


This week’s topics include a new type of prosthetic leg, breast cancer risk and obesity, mobile phones and CPR, and surgical mishaps.

Program notes:

0:40 Mobile phones and CPR
1:41 Almost 6000 trained in CPR
2:40 Only compressions needed
3:20 Lower limb prosthesis
4:20 Has mechanical sensors in the leg
5:20 Overall are fairly reliable
5:37 Surgical mishaps
6:34 Wrong site surgery one in 100,000
7:35 Checklists not followed
8:31 Obesity and breast cancer risk
9:31 Gaining weight also increased risk
10:34 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/06/12/an-incredible-leg/