On-line Education Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the current treatment of ARDS. Joining our moderator in the studio are two specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Sonal Pannu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, and Dr. Matthew Exline is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and a vice chairman of the OSU Department of Internal Medicine. Sonal
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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 low tidal
volume ventilation is a basic tenet of lung protective ventilation for patients with ARDS and those admitted to the hospital who are at risk for ARDS; and UNDERSTAND prone positioning in patients with severe ARDS helps to improve mortality.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Treating ARDS
  • Whether it is better to correct the oxygen level or the carbon dioxide level
  • Practical strategies for paralyzing the patient
  • Nutrition in ARDS
  • Long-term consequences of ARDS
  • High frequency ventilation
  • Pressure control mode of mechanical ventilation
  • When to transfer the patient to an ECMO center

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.

On-line CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We have come a long way since Crohn, Ginzburg, and Oppenheimer first described inflammatory bowel disease. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, what they are, how to diagnose them and new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. We’re pleased to have the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Anita Afzali joining us on the program.

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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 role of the primary care provider (PCP) in IBD; and DEVELOP a health maintenance plan for the patient with IBD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease
  • New developments in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diet and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Management of small bowel obstruction and acute exacerbations of pain
  • Duration of biologic therapy

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 Approach to Cough on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Cough on CME Webcast. A chronic cough can affect a patient’s quality of life and can be frightening to patients who are worried that it could be a symptom of a life-threatening disease. Joining our moderator in the studio to tell us about the causes and clinical approach to acute and chronic cough are two pulmonologists from the Ohio State University. We have Dr. Vincent Esguerra who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Carleen Risaliti who is also an Assistant 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: IDENTIFY the most common causes of chronic cough and recognize associated signs/symptoms; APPLY an appropriate diagnostic and treatment algorithm to patients with chronic cough; DESCRIBE the general mechanism of the cough reflex; and UNDERSTAND the distinction between acute, sub-acute, and chronic cough.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Role of the chest x-ray in evaluation of cough
  • Opioid cough suppressants
  • Cough suppression therapies

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 Provides Physicians with COPD Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update. In the 56 years since Sir David Jack invented albuterol, there have been a lot of other treatments developed for COPD. In fact, there are so many that it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know what the best treatment is for any given patient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss how you diagnosis and manage COPD. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of stable COPD; and UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Societal burden of COPD
  • New developments in COPD
  • Age limits with lung reduction surgery and lung transplant
  • Inhaled steroids and the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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.

On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis. Sinuses have evolved in a lot of different ways to serve different purposes and they gave our ancestors important survival advantages. But when your head is all stopped up, your nose is running, and you have an excruciating pain above your cheek, you don’t really care, you just want to get better. Every year, about 30 million Americans get acute sinusitis and one out of every eight people have chronic sinusitis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about acute and chronic sinusitis. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sinus and Allergy here at Ohio State, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Bradley Otto.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the basic workup of patients with rhinosinusitis; and DEVELOP an understanding of the conditions that mimic or concomitantly exist with rhinosinusitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges of diagnosing acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • When to consult the otolaryngologist
  • The sinuses in systemic disease
  • Sinusitis surgery
  • Sinus stents

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.