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Table 4 Preferred podcast topics* by training level

From: eLearning among Canadian anesthesia residents: a survey of podcast use and content needs

  Junior residents† Senior residents‡
Basic science topics
 Physics 49 (50) 17 (40)
 Physiology 86 (88) 38 (88)
 Anatomy 47 (48) 23 (56)
 Pharmacology 87 (89) 36 (84)
 Research Methods/Statistics 37 (39) 15 (35)
 Equipment and monitoring in anesthesia 77 (79) 33 (77)
 Basic skills in anesthesia, e.g. rapid sequence induction, basic airway skills, prone positioning ,TIVA 45 (47) 17 (40)
Procedural topics
 Regional anesthetic techniques 78 (81) 36 (84)
 Ultrasound guided vascular access 52 (54) 16 (38)
 Advanced airway skills, e.g. jet ventilation, intubating laryngeal mask, fiber-optic techniques, cricothyroidotomy, surgical airway. 74 (77) 33 (78)
 Procedures in pediatrics - e.g. routine and difficult pediatric airway, regional techniques, difficult vascular access 69 (72) 28 (65)
 Lung isolation in an adult/pediatric patient 59 (62) 26 (61)
 Trans-esophageal echocardiography 77 (81) 32 (74)
 Acute Pain 58 (59) 24 (56)
Clinical topics
 Chronic Pain 55 (56) 28 (65)
 Obstetric Anesthesia 63 (64) 29 (68)
 Vascular Anesthesia 62 (63) 29 (67)
 Ophthalmic Anesthesia and eye blocks 39 (40) 16 (37)
 Trauma and Prehospital Care 69 (70) 30 (70)
 Cardiac Anesthesia 68 (69) 28 (65)
 Thoracic Anesthesia 67 (68) 36 (84)
 Neuroanesthesia 59 (60) 32 (74)
 Plastics and burns 46 (47) 20 (47)
 Orthopedic Anesthesia 32 (33) 16 (38)
 Pediatric Anesthesia 56 (57) 35 (81)¶
 General surgery, gynaecology and urology (including laparoscopy and anesthesia) 40 (49) 15 (35)
 Intensive Care 70 (71) 38 (88)
 Craniofacial/Maxillofacial/ENT Anesthesia 46 (47) 17 (40)
 Dental Anesthesia 24 (24) 11 (27)
 Challenging clinical scenarios e.g. malignant hyperthermia, morbid obesity, childhood syndromes 88 (90) 37 (86)
 Massive transfusion and blood products 73 (75) 34 (79)
Professional topics
 Professionalism and ethics 21 (21) 9 (21)
 Patient safety and anesthesia 45 (46) 18 (42)
 Medico-legal issues and anesthesia 49 (50) 18 (42)
 Mortality and morbidity in anesthesia 58 (59) 33 (77)
 Time management and anesthesia 35 (36) 14 (33)
 Crisis management and anesthesia 82 (84) 35 (82)
 Anesthesia in the resource limited setting 50 (51) 21 (49)
 Choosing between academic and non academic careers 45 (46) 12 (28)
 Organ donation and anesthesia 47 (48) 20 (47)
 Finance and well being for anesthesiologists 54 (55) 19 (44)
 Total 98 (100) 43 (100)
  1. Data are n (percentage).
  2. *18 respondents skipped this question.
  3. †PGY 1 - 3.
  4. ‡PGY 4-5.
  5. ¶ P = 0.007.