Transitions of Care from Adolescent to Adult

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Transitions of Care from Adolescent to Adult. Taking care of a medically or psychiatrically complex 18-year old can take more time than taking care of a dozen otherwise healthy 18-year olds. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to discuss how to make the medical hand-off from adolescence to adulthood as easy as possible for your patient, for your office staff, and for you. Joining our moderator are two experts in health care transition. We have Dr. Stephanie Lawrence who is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of general internal medicine. Joining her is Dr. Christopher Hanks, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics here at Ohio State. Both Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Hanks completed combined internal medicine and pediatrics residencies.

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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 need for successful health care transitions for youth with special health care needs (YSHCN); SUMMARIZE the goals of transitional health care for YSHCN; DISCUSS the challenges and barriers to successful transitions for YSHCN; SUGGEST what physicians can do to improve the transition process for YSHCN; and UNDERSTAND available tools to help patients prepare for and successfully transition from pediatric to adult care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When to start the transition of care process
  • The effect of the Affordable Care Act
  • Transition of care between practices versus transition of care within a practice
  • The Ohio State University Center for Autism Services and Transition
  • College and patients with special health care needs
  • Family planning and youth with special health care needs
  • Unique prescription challenges in autistic patients

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 Education for Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, almost everyone in America knew Annette Funicello and when she died, it was like a member of everyone’s family died. Hearing about her illness makes us all too cognizant of just how bad MS can be. There has been an enormous change in the way that we treat multiple sclerosis since Annette Funicello was first diagnosed with it 25 years ago and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the breakthroughs that are offering hope to people who a generation ago would not have had the luxury of hope. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State University’s experts in MS. First, we have Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and second we have Dr. Aaron Boster who is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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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 neurological symptoms that should raise clinical suspicion of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; INITIATE prompt referral to a neurologist in patients presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; ESTABLISH a communication strategy with the treating neurologist to discuss treatment, side effects, and barriers to adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Changes in treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Management of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Deep brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis
  • Heredity and multiple sclerosis
  • Management of multiple sclerosis in children
  • Natural history of multiple sclerosis
  • Exercise and multiple sclerosis
  • Diet and multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Role of corticosteroids in managing multiple sclerosis

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.

Home Based Primary Care Services

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Home Based Primary Care Services. As we develop healthcare systems for improved population health management, home care is one of the key components. During this CME webcast, we’re going to show you how you can make house calls work in your own practice. Joining our moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Andrew Schamess. Also, from the Division of General Medicine, we have nurse practitioner Angela Hoff.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INCREASE the audience’s knowledge of home based primary care services; IDENTIFY common barriers of providing home based primary care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Making the house call financially viable
  • Ohio State University’s Healthy At Home program
  • Home visits in an era of accountable care organizations
  • Selecting the home visit provider
  • Typical numbers of patients per day
  • Tips for the practice starting a home visit program

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.