CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
  • The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
  • Obesity and surgical risk
  • Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
  • Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
  • How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
  • Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
  • Chlorhexidine bathing
  • Choosing a surgical closure method

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.

CME Webcast Discusses Glaucoma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Glaucoma.  In the nearly 160 years since Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe made his surgical discovery, we have come a long, long way in our understanding of glaucoma and in the methods used to treat it. However, glaucoma is still the second leading cause of blindness globally affecting 60 million people. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn more about glaucoma: what causes it, how you diagnose it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Mark Slabaugh.

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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 risk factors for glaucoma and screening recommendations based on those risk factors; and UNDERSTAND the pathophysiology of glaucoma and how treatment goals are driven by the known pathophysiology of glaucoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether everyone with an enlarged optic cup has glaucoma
  • Risk of inhaled steroids and inhaled anti-cholinergics
  • Acute angle closure glaucoma presentation

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.