To Ablate Or Not To Ablate: Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses To Ablate Or Not To Ablate Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation. In 1998, Dr. Michel Hice-uh-gaire, a cardiologist in Bordeaux, France, determined that the electrical triggers for atrial fibrillation were most commonly located in the pulmonary veins and that he could cure atrial fibrillation by ablating these triggers with a catheter. In the 2 decades since, ablation has a key element in the cardiologist’s toolbox to treat atrial fibrillation. But which patients are best served by medical treatment and which ones are best treated with catheter ablation? On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore this question. Joining our moderator is cardiac electrophysiologist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. John Hummel.

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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 risks of atrial fibrillation; and Understand when to initiate a strategy to maintain sinus rhythm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical implications of atrial fibrillation
  • Patient selection for atrial ablation
  • The ablation procedure
  • Return to work and exercise
  • Medication management after atrial ablation
  • Maze procedure
  • Management of recurrent atrial fibrillation after an ablation procedure
  • Apple Watch EKG app

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 the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

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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 currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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 Telemedicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Telemedicine on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to show you some of the innovations in telemedicine and how it is being used in two specialties at The Ohio State University. First, to tell us about telepsychiatry is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Natalie Lester. And then to tell us about teledermatology is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger.

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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 use of live-interactive telemedicine; RECOGNIZE advantages and pitfalls in this technology, using telepsychiatry as an example; UNDERSTAND the use of store-and-forward telemedicine; RECOGNIZE advantages and pitfalls in this technology, using dermatology as an example.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Efficacy of telepsychiatry
  • Obstacles in adapting telemedicine for dermatology
  • Using telepsychiatry with non-English speaking patients
  • Telepsychiatry in child and geriatric psychiatry
  • 2-D versus 3-D imaging
  • Other current applications of telemedicine at the Ohio State University

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.

Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast. In the past, we could prescribe medications or do a heart transplant, but that was about it. Now we have new devices that can help our patients with heart failure. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about these new devices to show you how these treatments can help them live longer and better lives. Joining our moderator in the studio are cardiologists and heart failure experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Rami Kahwash is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Organization at OSU. And Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials.

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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 the primary prevention strategies of the prevention of sudden cardiac death in chronic systolic heart failure and the role of Cardiac Resynchronization therapy (CRT); and UNDERSTAND indications of the new defibrillation strategies (wearable ICD and subcutaneous ICD) in the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Medications versus implantable cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantable cardiac monitoring devices
  • Precautions when caring for patients with a ventricular assist device
  • Complications of ventricular assist devices
  • Investigational devices
  • Current role of the intra-aortic balloon pump

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.

Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries. Prior to his surgery, Tommy John had won 124 major league games. After surgery, he went on to win 164 more, had 3 all-star appearances, and 2 second place finishes for the Cy Young award. He retired in 1989 at age 46. For the last two years of his career, he was the oldest player in the major leagues. The surgery has become legendary and by 2014, fully one third of all major league pitchers had undergone the Tommy John procedure. A professional baseball pitcher may be the extreme, but anyone who uses their arms for sports, recreation, or work can put their elbows and shoulders at risk of damage. And these joints are incredibly complex. So when things go wrong, you need someone who really knows what they are doing to evaluate and treat it. On this CME webcast, we have just that person to tell us about sports-related elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Jonathan Barlow is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: HELP providers have a framework for making accurate shoulder and elbow diagnoses; and UPDATE providers on current trends and literature that guides management of shoulder and elbow pathology.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Is the Tommy John procedure an improvement over nature?
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Stingers/burners
  • Shoulder dislocations

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.