On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults. One of the challenges of being a bipedal species is that we have a higher center of gravity than most animals. And so we can fall easier and when we do, our bodies can pick up relatively more momentum before hitting ground. The result is that every year, millions of Americans suffer a fall and one out of five falls results in serious injury. Total costs: 31 billion dollars a year. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at falls, their risk factors, their medical effects, and what we can do to help prevent our patients from falling. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal and also, physical therapist and the clinical manager for the programming of falls prevention, ReNea Owens.

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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 risk factors for falling; DISCUSS interventions and resources available; INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk; and INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The demographics of falls in older adults
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Prescribing walkers and canes
  • When to consult the physical medicine physician
  • First steps when you discover one of your patients is falling
  • The role of physical therapy versus occupational 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 Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Carotid Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management. Back in 1953, there were no CT scans, MRIs, or duplex ultrasounds so carotid artery disease and stroke were diagnosed purely by history and physical examination. Since that time, there have been remarkable advancements in cerebrovascular imaging and DeBakey’s original surgical technique has been refined and expanded on. Here with our moderator to discuss the current state of carotid imaging is neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology, Dr. Daniel Boulter. Then, to update us on the treatment of carotid artery disease, vascular surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mounir Haurani.

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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 relationship between carotid stenosis and stroke; COMPARE carotid imaging techniques; INTERPRET carotid imaging results and consider implications for management; and DISCUSS stroke risk stratification with advanced imaging.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current state of carotid imaging
  • Current options for treating carotid artery disease
  • Current role of the aorta/carotid angiograms
  • Pre-op assessment of the asymptomatic carotid bruit
  • Approach to the patient with simultaneous carotid and coronary artery disease
  • Role of carotid surgery in acute stroke
  • What to look for in a carotid surgeon

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 Nutrition for Inpatients

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Nutrition for Inpatients. Today, we’re going to bring you up to date on nutrition for hospitalized patients. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is Assistant Professor of Surgery from the Division of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn, Dr. David Evans. Along with him, we have Professor Marcia Nahikian-Nelms from the Ohio State University Division of Medical Dietetics.

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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 factors that lead to malnutrition in the hospitalized patient; DESCRIBE malnutrition in the hospitalized patient and effect on outcome; DETERMINE reliable factors for nutrition assessment; DISCUSS common misconceptions in current practice that may contribute to nutrition problems; and DESCRIBE appropriate options for nutrition interventions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence of malnutrition in U.S. hospitals
  • Risk factors for malnutrition in hospitalized patients
  • When to consult nutrition services
  • Tricks for successful naso-duodenal tube placement
  • Calculation of daily caloric needs
  • Overfeeding
  • Malnourishment and obesity
  • When to start enteral nutrition in the ICU
  • Nutrition and pancreatitis
  • Choosing the right enteral nutrition formula
  • Bolus versus continuous infusion enteral nutrition
  • TPN tips

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.

View Update on Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Update on Sleep Apnea. It wasn’t until 1965 that the first polysomnograph recorded apneas during sleep and it wasn’t until 1970 that the first sleep clinic was established at Stanford University in California. On this CME webcast, we’re going to show you how far we’ve come since that first sleep study was done 50 years ago. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is sleep medicine specialist and pulmonologist Dr. Aneesa Das and otolaryngologist Dr. Eugene Chio.

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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 patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea; DESCRIBE primary non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea; UNDERSTAND surgical options for OSA; and UNDERSTAND patient selection for sleep surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relation between obesity and sleep apnea
  • Surgical options for sleep apnea
  • CPAP versus BiPAP in sleep apnea
  • New CPAP technologies
  • The most common sleep apnea surgeries
  • Whether patients can stop CPAP after surgery
  • Weight loss and sleep apnea control
  • Tracheostomy for sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Anesthesia for sleep apnea surgery and post-op recovery
  • Post-surgical sleep assessment

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 Moderate and Deep Sedation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Moderate and Deep Sedation. Here at the Wexner Medical Center, we do nearly 30,000 procedures using moderate sedation every year and when properly used, sedatives can make these procedures better for both the patient and the physician. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to cover what you need to know in order to assess the patient before the procedure, how to choose the best sedative medication for the procedure, how to monitor the patient during the procedure, and how to recover the patient after the procedure. We’re also going to talk about some of the common things that can go wrong, how to anticipate them, and how to manage complications when they occur. With Dr. Jim Allen in the studio today to discuss airway assessment and basic airway rescue is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. John Rogoski. Also, to discuss the medications we use in sedation, we have Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Mary Beth Shirk.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the minimum frequency that vital signs should be observed and recorded, DESCRIBE the components of the history required to be recorded prior to performing sedation, DISTINGUISH the order of administration required for fentanyl and midazolam, EXPLAIN the required documentation prior to administering moderate sedation.

You’ll also hear about ways to manage the following cases:
• 52 year-old man with a lung mass and cough referred for bronchoscopy
• 60 year-old woman with COPD exacerbation and respiratory failure requiring intubation
• 50 year-old man with HIV on anti-retroviral medications needs a colonoscopy
• 23 year-old undergoing dental procedure requires oxygen then develops bradycardia
• Patient with atrial fibrillation needs external cardioversion
• After TEE, patient develops cyanosis, headache, and SaO2 = 85%. Blood looks brown

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.