On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention. Most cancers can be prevented by changing behaviors at an early age, by appropriate vaccinations, and by detection of pre-cancerous conditions. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how to prevent cancer in your own patients. Joining our moderator in the studio are cancer prevention experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Electra Paskett is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. And Dr. Darrell Gray is a gastroenterologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal 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 evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations; and DEVELOP ways to integrate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection recommendations in clinical practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Brief overview of causes of cancer
  • Screening for pre-cancerous conditions
  • Lung cancer screening programs
  • Improving colon cancer screening rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in childhood obesity
  • Experiences with cancer screening in Appalachia

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 Managing Asthma for Children and Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Managing Asthma for Children and Adults. The first asthma inhalers were marketed in 1956 and contained epinephrine and isoprenaline. We now have much better medications to put into inhalers but it is still a big business, for example, just one of the 3 brands of albuterol inhalers had more than one billion dollars in sales last year. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on asthma. First, to tell you about asthma in adults is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Fellowship Director for adult pulmonary at Ohio State, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. Then, to tell you about asthma in children is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Fellowship Director for pediatric pulmonary at Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: SELECT age appropriate “step-up” therapies for children with uncontrolled asthma; INSTRUCT all asthma patients on appropriate steps to take during an asthma flare; USE the domains of impairment and risk to characterize asthma severity and control; and DESCRIBE commonly available tools to objectively characterize asthma control

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Asthma signs and symptoms
  • Pathophysiology of asthma
  • Allergy testing and asthma
  • Adult-onset asthma
  • Inhaled medication delivery in younger children
  • When you should refer asthmatic children to the pediatric asthma specialist
  • Management of acute exacerbations of asthma
  • Asthma during pregnancy
  • Common asthma mimics in children
  • The role of the school nurse in the management of childhood asthma
  • Choosing among different steroid and steroid/LABA inhalers
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Asthma medication de-escalation

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.