Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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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 recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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 Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the breadth of palliative care and how you can use the principles of palliative medicine in your own practice. Let me welcome our guests today. Dr. Seuli Brill is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Todd Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Division of Palliative 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: UNDERSTAND the difference between palliative care and hospice; OBTAIN tools to identify ethical dilemmas and how to begin goals of care conversations; IDENTIFY the generalist’s role in palliative medicine in patients across the chronic disease trajectory (sub-clinical, symptomatic, and end-stage); and DEVELOP systematic strategies for serious illness communication (Advance Care Planning) in primary care for healthy, sick, and dying patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether palliative medicine is just for cancer
  • Hospice versus palliative medicine
  • Estimating life expectancy
  • Working palliative medicine discussions into a busy office practice
  • Obligations of the hospice physician of record
  • Inpatient hospice versus outpatient hospice versus respite care

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.