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 More About Robotic Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn more about Robotic Surgery during our latest webcast.  In 1999, surgeons at the Ohio State University were the first to perform a robotically assisted heart bypass surgery.  Today, robotic surgery is used in almost every surgical discipline. Every year, robotic techniques keep improving with greater precision, more miniaturization, smaller incisions, and faster healing time.  It’s an exciting time because we are truly in the midst of a revolution in surgery.  Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio today to tell us more about robotic surgery is Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Ohio State University, Dr. Patrick Ross.  Presenting with him we have OSU surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Carl Schmidt.

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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 advantages of minimally invasive thoracic surgery; RECOGNIZE the options for minimally invasive lobectomy; ILLUSTRATE the scope of robotic operations for thoracic cancers; and DESCRIBE the scope of robotic operations for abdominal and pelvic cancers.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training for robotic surgery
  • The future of robotic surgery in surgical oncology

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.