Learn About Advances in Liver Disease on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advances in Liver Disease on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the latest chapter in the hepatitis C saga, that is, the treatment of hepatitis C. And we’re also going to hear about some of the other emerging liver diseases that you are likely to encounter in your clinical practice and some of the tools hepatologists use to evaluate liver conditions. Let me welcome today’s guests, both hepatologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. James Hanje is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Anthony Michaels is also an Associate 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: Recognize the change in patient population in patients with chronic liver disease; Describe the problem of frailty; Review
methods of Hepatitis C diagnosis and staging; and Review current therapeutic Hepatitis C treatment options.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of liver disease in the United States
  • Hepatitis C
  • The economics of treating hepatitis C
  • Transmission of hepatitis C

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 Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses. Many people who overdose on opioids die before anyone can help them but increasingly, our first responders and emergency departments encounter patients when they are unconscious but still alive. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss opioid overdose: how to recognize it and how to treat it. Here with me in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman. And also joining us is the Program Director of the Franklin County Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team, nurse practitioner Amy Becher.

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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 origin and epidemiology of the current opioid crisis; and DISCUSS Treatment options and community initiatives in Ohio to counteract this epidemic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Opioid overdose and U.S. emergency departments
  • There is more to treatment than a dose of naloxone
  • Origin of RREACT
  • How RREACT is funded and Community Partners
  • Overview of the RREACT team in action
  • Logistics
  • Atomizer (MAD) – Video Demonstration
  • Narcan Spray – Video Demonstration

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.

CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting. Today, we’re going to bring you help and show you how you can set up your own quality program in your office practice. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE a framework for understanding Lean Six Sigma thinking as it applies to health care; and REVIEW sample techniques and tools that can help drive sound improvement strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why should the office-based physician care about measuring quality?
  • Making quality a part of your regular workflow

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 New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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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 important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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.