On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention. Most cancers can be prevented by changing behaviors at an early age, by appropriate vaccinations, and by detection of pre-cancerous conditions. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how to prevent cancer in your own patients. Joining our moderator in the studio are cancer prevention experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Electra Paskett is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. And Dr. Darrell Gray is a gastroenterologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

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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 evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations; and DEVELOP ways to integrate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection recommendations in clinical practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Brief overview of causes of cancer
  • Screening for pre-cancerous conditions
  • Lung cancer screening programs
  • Improving colon cancer screening rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in childhood obesity
  • Experiences with cancer screening in Appalachia

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.

Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line. This year in the United States, there will be 87,000 new cases of melanoma and nearly 10,000 Americans will die from it. In the past 40 years, the incidence of melanoma has increased 15 times. But the good news is that 5-year survival of melanoma has been slowly increasing over the past 40 years. On this CME webcast, we have two melanoma experts from the Ohio State University. First, to tell us about the diagnosis and surgical treatment of melanoma, surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Alicia Terando. And then to update us on the treatment of advanced melanoma, medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kari Kendra.

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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 current data on adjuvant therapies for melanoma; DISCUSS the therapies available for systemic treatment of melanoma; UNDERSTAND the risk factors and diagnosis of malignant melanoma; and UNDERSTAND the surgical and medical management modalities for localized, regional and metastatic melanoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for melanoma
  • New treatments for melanoma
  • Punch biopsies for suspected melanoma
  • Surgery for metastases

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 Education Teaches Coding for the Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Education Teaches Coding for the Physician. Here in the United States, next year, we’ll be changing from the ICD-9 list created in the 1970’s to the ICD-10 list that was created in the 1980’s. On this CME webcast, to help us sort through the ICD and CPT lists are coding experts from the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University. First, to help prepare us for the new ICD-10 is the Administrative Director of the Department of Medical Information Management at the Wexner Medical Center, Elizabeth Curtis. Then, to cover CPT coding and how it applies to inpatient care is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Stephen Shaw.

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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 role of physician documentation in ICD-9 and ICD-10 code and DRG assignment; and PROVIDE physician medical record documentation tips.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why ICD-10 will be used
  • CPT versus ICD
  • New ICD-10 Codes
  • Electronic medical records and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10
  • Risk of being a unicoder

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 Latest about Pancreatic Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer.  It seems as though about all physicians learned about the Whipple procedure in medical school and that is what most physicians associate with the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer. But what has happened in the 80 years since Allen Whipple did his first pancreatic surgery? Well, we now understand pancreatic cancer much better and we have a rapidly expanding repertoire of surgical procedures that can be used in pancreatic cancer. On our CME Webcast today, to tell us about the current approach to pancreatic cancer, are two of Ohio State’s top experts in the disease. First, we have Dr. Peter Muscarella who is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery.  Also joining him is Dr. Mark Bloomston, an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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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 indications for curative resection for pancreatic cancer; to RECOGNIZE the role of new chemotherapy regimens in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer; to REVIEW the epidemiology and diagnostic evaluation of pancreatic cancer; and to DESCRIBE recent advances in staging and multimodality treatment for pancreatic cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why pancreatic cancer frequently presents in advanced stage
  • Current treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Screening for pancreatic cancer
  • Biopsy approaches
  • Weight loss, diet, and pancreatic cancer
  • The role of the primary care provider in follow up of pancreatic cancer
  • Advanced endoscopic techniques and pancreatic cancer
  • Histologic types of pancreatic cancer

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 more about Ebola on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Learn more about Ebola on CME Webcast. Our latest webcast topic falls under the category of diseases that we hope you never see. Ebola. It’s a word that strikes dread into the hearts of physicians and lay people alike. It is not a new disease but one that periodically bursts forth when the right mixture of human crowding, cultural practices, and sanitation combine to create epidemics. The current Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,500 people and it may just be getting started. For our latest on-line CME Webcast discussing Ebola, we’ve brought into the studio 3 experts in infectious disease and disaster planning.  They will tell us about the disease and what you can do if you are presented with a suspected case.  First, from the Ohio State University Division of Infectious Disease, we have Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the director of infection control at the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Christina Liscynesky.  Second, from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Medical Director of University Hospital, Dr. Naeem Ali.  Third, from the department of Emergency Medicine is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Daniel Bachmann.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PRESENT the epidemiology of Ebola Viral Disease; SHARE Clinical Manifestations of Ebola Viral Disease ; UNDERSTAND how laboratory handling of contaminated specimen can impact hospital operations; LIST strategies to prepare hospital staff for a potential novel infectious disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of Ebola
  • Hospitals as sources of infection
  • Steps being taken at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • New medications and vaccines against Ebola
  • Correction of coagulopathy
  • Ebola mimics
  • Who should be put in isolation
  • Transmission by skin contact
  • Duration of infectivity
  • Disinfectants

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.