On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis. Sinuses have evolved in a lot of different ways to serve different purposes and they gave our ancestors important survival advantages. But when your head is all stopped up, your nose is running, and you have an excruciating pain above your cheek, you don’t really care, you just want to get better. Every year, about 30 million Americans get acute sinusitis and one out of every eight people have chronic sinusitis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about acute and chronic sinusitis. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sinus and Allergy here at Ohio State, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Bradley Otto.

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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 basic workup of patients with rhinosinusitis; and DEVELOP an understanding of the conditions that mimic or concomitantly exist with rhinosinusitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges of diagnosing acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • When to consult the otolaryngologist
  • The sinuses in systemic disease
  • Sinusitis surgery
  • Sinus stents

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.

Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about oropharyngeal cancer, what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. We’re pleased to welcome head and neck cancer specialist and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Stephen Kang.

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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 common patterns of clinical presentation of oropharynx cancer; and RECOGNIZE the role of HPV in the development of oropharynx cancer, and the way HPV has changed head and neck cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnostic challenges of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Causes of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer versus oropharyngeal cancer
  • Non-squamous cell oropharyngeal cancers
  • Parotid gland tumors
  • Dysphagia after oropharyngeal cancer treatment
  • Speech and taste after oropharyngeal cancer treatment

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.

Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast. Abuse, mistreatment and neglect of older persons occurs every day in the United States. In fact, the National Council on Aging estimates that 1 out of every 10 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of abuse. That’s as many has 5 million older adults who are abused each year. But only a small fraction ever get reported. As physicians, you are often in the best position to recognize mistreatment of older patients and today on MedNet21, we’re going to show you how to do it. Joining our moderator in the studio today, to tell you how to identify elder abuse is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lauren Southerland. Then, to tell you what to do when you suspect elder abuse, we have attorney, former magistrate at the Franklin County Probate Court, and guardianship expert, Kelly Patton.

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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 types of elder mistreatment and how to identify them; DESCRIBE the different local, state, and national agencies can assist with helping victims of elder mistreatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting complaints of abused or neglected older adults
  • Who the office-based physician turn to for help when abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Suspicious fractures and injuries
  • Recognizing financial exploitation
  • Challenges with guardianship availability
  • The role of the social worker
  • Resources for Elder Abuse and Neglect

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

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.