CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
  • The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
  • Obesity and surgical risk
  • Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
  • Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
  • How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
  • Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
  • Chlorhexidine bathing
  • Choosing a surgical closure method

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 Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast. In the 55 years since Dr. Dole began his ground breaking research in the treatment of opioid addiction, we have come a long way toward better understanding the effects of opioids and toward developing effective treatment for opioid addiction. However all of these advances have been eclipsed by increased opioid use in the United States fueled by the unbridled prescription of opioid pain relievers in the 1990’s and 2000’s, by price reduction in heroin on the streets, and by recent availability of newer high potency opioids such as fentanyl. But there is hope and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the effective solutions to opioid addiction. Here with me in the studio is addiction specialist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Casia Horseman.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW the assessment of opioid use disorder; and DESCRIBE pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for opioid use disorder.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of opioid addiction
  • Why opioid use is such a growing problem
  • Why patients relapse
  • Treatment selection strategies
  • The role of the primary care physician in the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Insurance coverage for treatment
  • Time-limited opioid prescriptions to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Inpatient management of the patient already on medication treatment for opioid addiction

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.

Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain. We now know that opioid pain medications prescribed excessively are addictive and can abscond with our patients’ careers, their futures, and even their lives. But if we don’t treat their pain, then physicians are treated as professional failures. Well, on this CME webcast, we’re going to help you navigate pain. The goal is to set realistic expectations to manage your patients’ pain without turning their lives into a nightmare of addiction and despair. Joining our moderator in the studio is pain management expert and specialty practice pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Lisa Mostafavifar.

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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 multi-modal pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; and REVIEW guidelines for acute and chronic pain management that may help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Non-opioid pain management options
  • Setting realistic goals for pain control in the hospital
  • Opioid addiction following opioid prescriptions

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 Addiction Medicine and Earn CME Credit

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Learn about Addiction Medicine on Webcast and earn CME Credit. Drug addiction has been a part of human history for as long as there was a sufficient supply of drugs to become addicted to. Abuse is expensive: when you figure both the direct and indirect costs to American society, it runs about $193 billion for illicit drugs and $235 billion for alcohol. Every year, 9.3% of American adults need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. During this webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the practical implications of drug and alcohol addiction for primary care practice. Joining our Moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is Dr. James Knight, a hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. In addition, we also have Dr. Billy Barclay presenting. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Ohio State.

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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 scope of opioid misuse and abuse; DISCUSS physician strategies for patient encounters influenced by the question of opioid provision or prescription; UNDERSTAND screening, management and referral for patients with controlled substance prescriptions; and COMPREHEND the neurobiology of addiction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common medical complications of drug addiction
  • When to refer patients for inpatient care
  • Reducing alcohol withdrawal complications
  • Recognition and management of opiate withdrawal
  • Long-term outcome of drug and alcohol addiction treatment
  • Suboxone
  • Newer drugs of addiction
  • Insurance coverage for drug and alcohol treatment
  • Medical complications and inpatient drug and alcohol withdrawal centers

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.