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.

Acute Appendicitis Discusses Signs and Symptoms

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Acute Appendicitis Webcast discusses signs and symptoms. There have been a lot of changes in how we diagnose and treat appendicitis in the 52 years since Leonid Rogozov performed his famous operation. Here with us today in the studio with Dr. Jim Allen to tell us about the current approach to the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Stanislaw Stawicki.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS clinical signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis; and PROVIDE an overview of populations at-risk for complicated appendicitis or miss-diagnosis

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Radiographic diagnosis vs. clinical diagnosis
  • Management of appendicitis in obese patients
  • Appendicitis in immunosuppressed patients
  • If a normal ultrasound or CT excludes appendicitis
  • Imaging in men versus women with suspected appendicitis
  • Pregnancy testing in women with suspected appendicitis
  • Pros and cons of treating pain in patients being evaluated for appendicitis
  • Average hospital length of stay
  • Post-operative recommendations
  • The incidental appendectomy
  • Changes in the treatment of appendicitis
  • When a laparoscopic appendectomy be converted to an open appendectomy

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.