Learn about Sepsis on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Sepsis on CME Webcast. Sepsis is an indiscriminate forager among humanity and will just as easily claim the young as the old. It can affect an otherwise healthy person who gets cellulitis from a cut or a debilitated patient in a nursing home who gets pneumonia. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close-up look at sepsis, what it is, who gets it, and how you can improve your patients’ chances of surviving it. Here with me are sepsis experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Elliott Crouser is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and the Chief of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Hospital East. Joining him is Dr. Jessica Kynyk, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, also from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She is the Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the current standards of care for sepsis; and APPRECIATE the implications of the new definition of sepsis, as recently reported in JAMA.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of sepsis
  • The best way to improve survival from sepsis
  • Strick glycemic control and sepsis
  • When a patient needs a central line
  • Central venous oxygen saturation
  • CMS sepsis bundle
  • Procalcitonin
  • What ever happened to dobutamine

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 Case Studies in Electrolyte Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Case Studies in Electrolyte Disorders. Physicians encounter electrolyte disorders every day in clinical medicine. Joining our Moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two hospitalists from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to the discuss the topic. First, to tell us about sodium disorders, we have Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Drew Logan. And then to tell us about potassium and calcium disorders, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Beth Liston.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Describe treatment for sodium disorders; and DESCRIBE the major etiologies and treatment modalities for potassium disorders.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of hypo- and hypernatremia
  • Treating both the electrolyte disturbance and its cause
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Deciding whether to admit a patient with a sodium disorder
  • Ionized calcium
  • Standing orders for potassium replacement

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.

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.