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.

Learn About Fibromyalgia During CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Fibromyalgia During CME Webcast. Fibromyalgia is one of those diseases that frustrate a lot of physicians. The average patient waits 1 year after onset of symptoms before seeking medical attention and then has to see 3.7 different physicians over 2.3 years before getting a diagnosis. After diagnosis, the average patient with fibromyalgia sees a physician at least once a month and a disturbingly high percentage are no longer able to work full time. So what is fibromyalgia? And how do you distinguish it from other medical conditions? And what is the best way of treating patients? The answer to each of these questions is very different today than it was 10 years ago. In the studio to update us about fibromyalgia is rheumatologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kevin Hackshaw.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEVELOP an understanding as to why Fibromyalgia is considered a neuropathic disorder; and DIFFERENTIATE Fibromyalgia from Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (CFS).

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common fibromyalgia myths
  • Fibromyalgia treatment
  • Opioids and fibromyalgia treatment
  • Alternative medicine and fibromyalgia
  • Long-term prognosis
  • Disability and fibromyalgia
  • Improving sleep quality in fibromyalgia
  • “Fibro-fog”
  • Trigger points
  • Fibromyalgia during times of hormonal change

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 An Update in Public Health By Viewing CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get An Update in Public Health By Viewing CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’ve asked two experts in public health to update us on the current healthcare issues facing us as a society. Joining our webcast moderator, we have Dr. Andrew Wapner who is an Assistant Professor in the Ohio State University College of Public Health, and he is also the Director of the Center for Public Health Practice. With him is Tim Ingram who is the Health Commissioner for Hamilton County Public Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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 how local public health and hospitals can collaborate to meet community health planning recommendations and/or requirements; and UNDERSTAND how the collective impact framework can be used to improve collaboration between public health and healthcare systems.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Public health in the 21st century
  • The organization structure of public health in the United States
  • Lessons learned from the Health Collaborative in Greater Cincinnati
  • Solutions to improving the value of U.S. health care
  • Public health implications of single payer systems and Medicaid expansion

Crises management versus prevention strategy
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.

Update on Sudden Cardiac Death and Resuscitation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Update on Sudden Cardiac Death and Resuscitation is the topic for this CME webcast. Today, you’re going to learn what you can do to improve your community’s CPR preparation and what you can do to improve the survival of those patients who survive cardiopulmonary arrest after they arrive in the hospital. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Ashish Panchal. Then, joining him from the division of cardiology, is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ruchika Husa.

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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 key aspects for improved outcomes in the cardiac arrest care; and DEFINE the criteria needed for performance of high quality resuscitation

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Improving lay person CPR in your community
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Training lay persons to do CPR
  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
  • Pit crew model for in-hospital CPR
  • Improving CPR quality in your hospital
  • Mechanical CPR devices
  • When to stop CPR

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 Techniques for Optimizing Care in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Learn Techniques for Optimizing Care in Primary Care.  There are many ways that we can better serve our patient’s needs, ways that we can more efficiently run our offices, and ways that we can improve the overall quality of care in our office practices.  Today on this CME Webcast, we’re going to look at some specific strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency in office based practices.  Here with our Moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Neeraj Tayal.  Also, joining him is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and general internist, Dr. Gail Grever.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPLY the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency; RECOGNIZE how analyzing and improving workflow in a systematic fashion can improve overall office performance.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common patient complaints related to appointments
  • Applying effectiveness and efficiency principles to the small office practice
  • Juggling an inpatient and outpatient practice at the same time
  • Writing 3-month prescriptions
  • Strategies to reduce no-shows
  • Efficiency when the doctor is on vacation
  • Exam rooms per doctor
  • How to apply efficiency and effectiveness principles to completing forms
  • Optimizing the patient schedule

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.