Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast. In the 55 years since Dr. Dole began his ground breaking research in the treatment of opioid addiction, we have come a long way toward better understanding the effects of opioids and toward developing effective treatment for opioid addiction. However all of these advances have been eclipsed by increased opioid use in the United States fueled by the unbridled prescription of opioid pain relievers in the 1990’s and 2000’s, by price reduction in heroin on the streets, and by recent availability of newer high potency opioids such as fentanyl. But there is hope and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the effective solutions to opioid addiction. Here with me in the studio is addiction specialist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Casia Horseman.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW the assessment of opioid use disorder; and DESCRIBE pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for opioid use disorder.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of opioid addiction
  • Why opioid use is such a growing problem
  • Why patients relapse
  • Treatment selection strategies
  • The role of the primary care physician in the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Insurance coverage for treatment
  • Time-limited opioid prescriptions to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Inpatient management of the patient already on medication treatment for opioid addiction

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 Robotics in General Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Robotics in General Surgery. In the past on MedNet, we’ve heard about how robotics have been applied to surgical specialties. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how the surgical robot is being used in general surgical procedures. Our guests today are both robotic experts. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. And Dr. Michael Meara is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in therapeutic endoscopy.

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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 applications of robotic surgery as it relates to inguinal hernia repair and cholecystectomy; DISCUSS importance of including robotic surgery training as it relates to resident and fellowship training; DISCUSS the role of robotics in foregut, bariatric, and ventral hernia repair; and EXPLAIN potential advantages and disadvantages of robotics in general surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What the surgical robot actually does
  • General surgical applications of robotics
  • Starting a robotic program in your hospital
  • Equipment costs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Credentialing
  • How to select a surgeon to do your inguinal herniorrhaphy
  • Future applications of robotics in general surgery
  • Converting robotic to open surgical procedures
  • Patient variables in technique selection

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 a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems. If you look at other economically successful countries, most have some type of single payer health care and most do a better job of delivering consistently high quality health care to all of their residents than we do here in the United States. But what exactly is a single payer health plan and would it work here in the United States? Well, today on this CME webcast, we’re going to introduce you to how single payer plans work and we’ll let you decide if it is the right idea for our nation. Here with me in the studio is Associate Professor from the Division of Health Services Management and Policy from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Dr. Eric Seiber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

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 Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia. Pneumonia continues to be a plague on the human race. Each year in our country, 5.6 million people get pneumonia. It is the second most common reason for admission to the hospital and the 6th most common cause of death. Overall, it costs us nearly 20 billion dollars every year. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to re-examine pneumonia: what causes it, which patients need to be admitted to the hospital, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Joining our Moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is general internist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jodi Grandominico. Also joining them is pulmonary and critical care specialist and also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sarah Tapyrik.

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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 appropriate treatment for CAD; DEFINE the different types of pneumonia that can occur in or around a healthcare setting; and OUTLINE most common organisms, or groups of organisms, that commonly infect patients in the hospital and best treatment strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Hospital-acquired versus community-acquired pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal vaccines and insurance coverage
  • The relationship between influenza and bacterial pneumonia
  • When you should order a bronchoscopy
  • Common pneumonia mimics
  • Duration of antibiotics for pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma and Chlamydia pneumonia

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.

View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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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 health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

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.