On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Our On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception. Currently, 16% of all American women of childbearing age take birth control pills. But one of the biggest problems with birth control pills is that you have to remember to take them and because of that, the actual effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in preventing pregnancy is not nearly as good as the theoretic effectiveness. But the good news is that there are now great new options for women and for many women, these options are more effective and safer than traditional birth control pills. In this on-line Enduring Material, to update us on contraception is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Katherine Rivlin.

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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 various contraceptives methods available, including long acting and reversible contraceptives, understand efficacy, and be able to provide patient centered counseling; and EXPLAIN the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, an important tool for providing evidence based contraceptive services to women.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether there a single best method of contraception
  • Most common forms of contraception
  • Obtaining emergency contraception
  • Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy
  • Contraceptive Efficacy

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.

Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain. We now know that opioid pain medications prescribed excessively are addictive and can abscond with our patients’ careers, their futures, and even their lives. But if we don’t treat their pain, then physicians are treated as professional failures. Well, on this CME webcast, we’re going to help you navigate pain. The goal is to set realistic expectations to manage your patients’ pain without turning their lives into a nightmare of addiction and despair. Joining our moderator in the studio is pain management expert and specialty practice pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Lisa Mostafavifar.

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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 multi-modal pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; and REVIEW guidelines for acute and chronic pain management that may help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Non-opioid pain management options
  • Setting realistic goals for pain control in the hospital
  • Opioid addiction following opioid prescriptions

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 Heart Disease in Women

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Heart Disease in Women on our latest webcast. Heart disease is different between men and women, the symptoms can be different and even the types of heart diseases can be different.  Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to update us on heart disease in women is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program at the Ohio State University, Dr. Laxmi Mehta.

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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 the risk factors and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women; and REVIEW causes of myocardial infarction in women without obstructive coronary artery disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Gender differences in cardiovascular disease symptoms and outcomes
  • Gender differences in heart disease epidemiology
  • Gender differences in cardiovascular stress tests
  • Statins and aspirin in women
  • Birth control pills and cardiovascular disease

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 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.

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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 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.

CME Webcast Educates on Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates on Atrial Fibrillation. During this on-line webcast, we’re going to answer many of your questions and bring you up to date on the latest in the management of atrial fibrillation. Joining our moderator is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and electrophysiologist from the OSU Division of Cardiology, Dr. Mahmoud Houmsse.

 

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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 Current management of the non-valvular atrial fibrillation including stroke prevention rate and rhythm control; and DESCRIBE antiarrhythmic and newer anticoagulant unwanted side effects.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When to admit patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Common causes of atrial fibrillation
  • When to refer to an electrophysiologist
  • Post-treatment follow up strategies

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.