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.

On-line Enduring Material Discusses Update On Cancer Survivorship Principles In Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Discusses Update On Cancer Survivorship Principles In Primary Care. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about the special needs of cancer survivors. We’re delighted to welcome medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University and James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Maryam Lustberg. And also general internist, pediatrician, and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from OSU, Dr. Heather Saha.

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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 needs of cancer survivors throughout the cancer continuum; DISCUSS way to improve PCP and oncologist collaboration and communication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The role of the primary care physician in cancer survivorship
  • Managing fatigue in the cancer survivor
  • Special considerations for survivors of pediatric cancers
  • Healthy diets for cancer survivors
  • Chemotherapy and peripheral neuropathy
  • Radiation effects on long-term health
  • Economic and financial implications of being a cancer survivor
  • Cancer survivors and sexual health
  • Cancers that can have late relapse

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.

On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close up look at the process of immigration from the physician’s perspective. What medical evaluations immigrants have to undergo and what healthcare workers need to know about the immigration process. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Mark Troyer

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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 major types of immigration to the US, with focus on the origins of refugees arriving in Ohio; and OUTLINE the framework of medical screening that occurs inside and outside the US during immigration.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why people immigrate
  • Immigrant populations in Columbus, Ohio
  • Interpreter services
  • PPD versus Quantiferon
  • Cultural differences in end-of-life care
  • Medical implications of undocumented immigrants
  • Integrating traditional medicine with Western medicine
  • Health insurance for non-citizens
  • Immigrants requiring dialysis and other chronic medical treatments

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 Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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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 basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

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.