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.

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: 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.

MedNet21 Overview Training

Here’s the link to the latest MedNet21 Overview Training, specifically for our hospital site administrators.   The total time of the training is 46 minutes and 44 seconds.

MedNet21 Overview Training Video – Total Time 46:44

https://mediasite.osu.edu/Mediasite/Play/50752d5be1364b17938ebd462bf2741d1d

Resource files for training video:

Agenda

https://osu.box.com/shared/static/cnc3m0axryzrit63mxr67epl8pzoo8iu.docx

Attendance form

https://osu.box.com/shared/static/lob1y764vtauihql4wb12fhmd06pw8hy.xlsx

Evaluation instructions

https://osu.box.com/shared/static/auieijane3uy01bf5xyt2jcg83b5vdhh.pdf

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.

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: 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.

How to Print MOC Certificates – for Hospital Site Administrators

Here’s a brief tutorial that shows Hospital Site Administrators how to print MOC certificates for their hospital members that utilize the CME webcast program, OSU MedNet21.

This tutorial is for Hospital Site Administrators:

Log into your account on our website (https://ccme.osu.edu) and click on the Admin Section button.  Next, click the Current Affiliations button.

Decide on which user to print MOC points for and click the blue button on the left with an ‘i” in the middle.

A new page will appear with three tabs. Click on the User History tab to access the certificate section for the user.  Now, navigate to the MOC history section.

Next, click on the certificate link to the right of the title you desire.

Once you click the Print MOC Points certificate button, you’ll see your MOC certificate appear.   Now proceed to Print or Save the Certificate by selecting Control -P (Windows) or Command-P (Mac).

To save a copy of your points, click the Save button that appears, or click the Change button to print your certificate.

What Hospital Site Administrators Need to do for MOC

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Here’s a guide to help you understand what Hospital Site Administrators need to do for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). One of the most important items is ensuring that attendees are signing in before your CME Webcast sessions and indicating if they they would like CME, MOC, or both during the group viewing.  If physicians would like MOC, they must take the pre-test on our website (https://ccme.osu.edu/) before coming to the webcast group viewing.

Here’s what the time sheet should look like. Make sure it has a checkbox or something similar for selecting MOC. If attendees want MOC, they must select the checkbox or indicate “Yes”. This is important because if they select that they want MOC, you will not assign them CME for attending the webcast.

For each attendee that indicates that they would like MOC on the time sheet, you’ll need to navigate to the Admin Section for the webcast to indicate their intent, by selecting the MOC checkbox for the webcast.

Here’s how to do this.

Log into your account and click the Admin Section button.  Once in the Admin Section, click the Webcasts button.

Click the Select button to choose a webcast.

Notice that there is an MOC checkbox  on the screen next to the name of the physician.

Click the checkbox for each individual that indicated that they want MOC.

Also, for any person that wants MOC, you cannot assign that person a CME credit. This is because with MOC there is a self assessment element to the educational process, and a pre-test and post-test must be completed to earn the MOC point.

The only way individuals can get MOC is by completing the pre-test before viewing the webcast, and then by passing the post-test after the webcast. If the user takes the pre-test and passes the post-test, a CME credit and an MOC point will be added to their on-line account.