Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Gain A Better Understanding of Psoriasis on CME Webcast. Over the centuries, thousands of treatments have been tried and thousands of treatments have failed. But the good news is that in the past few years there have been effective new biologic agents developed that are offering hope to patients with the most severe cases of psoriasis. Joining us on our webcast to discuss the diagnosis and management of psoriasis is dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the different types of psoriasis and how to effectively treat them; DESCRIBE the pathogenesis of psoriasis and how it correlates with the newest therapies; and IDENTIFY frequent psoriasis co-morbidities that affect medication management.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The etiology of psoriasis
  • New directions in treating psoriasis
  • The role of skin biopsy
  • Psoriasis versus eczema
  • Long-term prognosis for patients with psoriasis
  • Relationship of diet, exercise, and sunlight with psoriasis
  • Deodorants and common skin lotions
  • Swimming with psoriasis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  • Precautions for patients taking methotrexate
  • Genital psoriasis and sexual health

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension. Today on MedNet, we’re going to review the causes and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension as well as the currently available treatments. On this CME webcast, in the studio, are pulmonary hypertension specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Shaun Smith is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. And Dr. Veronica Franco is a cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE basic determination if a patient may respond to calcium channel blockers for treatment of pulmonary hypertension; DETERMINE when a patient should be started on parental prostacyclins; DISCUSS the hemodynamic definition, classification and epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and REVIEW the signs and symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as the diagnostic algorithm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The causes of pulmonary hypertension
  • Which patients should be treated with vasodilators
  • Vasodilator testing during the right heart cath
  • Selecting the right drug
  • Which patients do not benefit by vasodilators?
  • Anticoagulation

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast. The interactions between sleep disorders and heart disease are complex and today on MedNet, we’re going to unravel some of that complexity. Joining us in the studio is pulmonologist, sleep specialist, and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rami Khayat.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the mechanism of vascular disease in OSA; and DISCUSS the results of recent trials in the treatment of SDB.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Office-based screening for sleep apnea
  • Screening sleep studies in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • New methods for sleep apnea testing
  • Clues from the 24-hour blood pressure study
  • CPAP versus BiPAP
  • New devices for home non-invasive ventilation

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses. Many people who overdose on opioids die before anyone can help them but increasingly, our first responders and emergency departments encounter patients when they are unconscious but still alive. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss opioid overdose: how to recognize it and how to treat it. Here with me in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman. And also joining us is the Program Director of the Franklin County Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team, nurse practitioner Amy Becher.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the origin and epidemiology of the current opioid crisis; and DISCUSS Treatment options and community initiatives in Ohio to counteract this epidemic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Opioid overdose and U.S. emergency departments
  • There is more to treatment than a dose of naloxone
  • Origin of RREACT
  • How RREACT is funded and Community Partners
  • Overview of the RREACT team in action
  • Logistics
  • Atomizer (MAD) – Video Demonstration
  • Narcan Spray – Video Demonstration

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians. On this CME webcast, you’re going to learn everything a primary care physician needs to know about the diabetic foot. Joining our moderator, in the studio, is podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Michael Anthony and also podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Said Atway.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EVALUATE the impact of Diabetes on the lower extremity; DISCUSS warning signs or symptoms which may result in Diabetic ulceration; UNDERSTAND when to refer a diabetic patient to a foot specialist; and HOW to work up an at risk diabetic patient or a patient with a foot wound.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why diabetics get foot disorders
  • Foot disorders that diabetics get
  • Bacterial cultures of diabetic foot infections
  • Radiographic imaging of diabetic foot infections
  • When to admit
  • The role of hyperbaric oxygen in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Footwear for patients with diabetes

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.