Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast. The interactions between sleep disorders and heart disease are complex and today on MedNet, we’re going to unravel some of that complexity. Joining us in the studio is pulmonologist, sleep specialist, and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rami Khayat.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the mechanism of vascular disease in OSA; and DISCUSS the results of recent trials in the treatment of SDB.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Office-based screening for sleep apnea
  • Screening sleep studies in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • New methods for sleep apnea testing
  • Clues from the 24-hour blood pressure study
  • CPAP versus BiPAP
  • New devices for home non-invasive ventilation

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.

Watch CME Webcast on Moderate and Deep Sedation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Watch CME Webcast on Moderate and Deep Sedation. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to cover what you need to know in order to assess the patient before the procedure, how to choose the best sedative medication for the procedure, how to monitor the patient during the procedure, and how to recover the patient after the procedure. We’re also going to talk about some of the common things that can go wrong, how to anticipate them, and how to manage complications when they occur. With us today to discuss airway assessment and basic airway rescue is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. John Rogoski. And to discuss the medications we use in sedation, PharmD and Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Mary Beth Shirk.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY risk factors associated with difficult mask ventilation and difficult intubation; and DESCRIBE maneuvers and devices utilized to overcome airway obstruction

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common risks of sedation
  • Individualizing the sedation plan
  • Airway Management
  • STOP-BANG
  • Agents for Procedural Sedation

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.

Turning Off Pop-up Blocker to View Webcasts

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Turning off pop-up blocker to view webcasts is extremely important, if you’d like to view our MedNet21 CME webcast. This is also required for viewers watching on mobile devices, tablets and computers. This blog write-up will guide you through the process of turning off your pop-up blocker to view our webcast.  Let’s start first with how to do this on iOS devices.

Turning off Pop-up Blocker on iOS devices

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On the iPhone or iPad, click on the Settings button and navigate to the Safari Settings and scroll until you see Block Pop-ups.  If it’s on, turn off Block Pop-ups by sliding the on button to off.

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It should look similar to the image above when Block Pop-ups is off.

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Exit the Safari browser and in the Safari Settings choose Clear History.  Restart your browser.

Now go to the MedNet21 webcast page of the webcast you would like to view and click on the View Webcast on Demand button.  A dialog window should appear. When it does click the Allow button.

Once you click the Allow button you will directed to the webcast.

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If the webcast does not automatically start click the Play button in the video window to the left.

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Once you click the Play button the webcast should start similar to what’s displayed above.

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Turning off Pop-up Blocker in Firefox

If you need to turn off Pop-up Blocker in Firefox here are the steps.  Navigate to the Tool Pull-down menu in Firefox and then select Options from the list.

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On the next screen, click on the Content tab and uncheck the Block pop-windows checkbox.  Once you disable the Block pop-windows checkbox, exit the Firefox browser to close the application.  Restart your browser.  Next, navigate to the webcast page and follow the steps above to view the webcast.

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Turning off Pop-up Blocker in Firefox

If you need to turn off Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer here are the steps.  Navigate to the Tools Pull-down menu and then choose Pop-up Blocker and select Turn Off Pop-up Blocker from the Contextual menu.  If there is not a Contextual menu that displays Turn off Pop-up Blocker, then that means Pop-up blocker is not turned on.

Once you disable Pop-up Blocker, exit the Internet Explorer browser to close the application.  Restart your browser.  Next, navigate to the webcast page and follow the steps above to view the webcast.