CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
  • The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
  • Obesity and surgical risk
  • Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
  • Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
  • How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
  • Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
  • Chlorhexidine bathing
  • Choosing a surgical closure method

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.

The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 The Diabetic Foot Webcast Educates Primary Care Physicians. On this CME webcast, you’re going to learn everything a primary care physician needs to know about the diabetic foot. Joining our moderator, in the studio, is podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Michael Anthony and also podiatrist and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Said Atway.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EVALUATE the impact of Diabetes on the lower extremity; DISCUSS warning signs or symptoms which may result in Diabetic ulceration; UNDERSTAND when to refer a diabetic patient to a foot specialist; and HOW to work up an at risk diabetic patient or a patient with a foot wound.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why diabetics get foot disorders
  • Foot disorders that diabetics get
  • Bacterial cultures of diabetic foot infections
  • Radiographic imaging of diabetic foot infections
  • When to admit
  • The role of hyperbaric oxygen in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Footwear for patients with diabetes

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 Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU Division of General 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: DISCUSS the diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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 Educates Physicians on Zika Virus

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME webcast educates physicians on Zika virus. In the past half century, the world has become a very small place, so much so that a person can fly from the United States to any continent in less than 24 hours. But that also means that a virus can travel from any location in the world to your community in just a few days. And so it’s not surprising that an infection that was once only encountered in a small geographic area on Earth can now pop up just about anywhere, giving rise to epidemics of viruses that most of us had never even heard of before. Zika virus is the newest of these. Not so much because of the harm that it can do to a person who gets infected by it but rather because of the harm that it can do if the infected person happens to be pregnant. On the webcast, to tell us about the Zika virus and what it can do are Dr. Julie Mangino and Dr. Michael Cackovic. Dr. Mangino is a Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Diseases and she is also the Medical Director of Epidemiology at the Ohio State University. Dr. Cackovic is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State.

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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 best way to prevent transmission of Zika virus associated with travel to endemic areas where there is local transmission; DESCRIBE the best way to prevent transmission of Zika virus in the US where there is no current local transmission at this time; important non vector borne risk; DISCUSS the threat of Zika and vector born disease in pregnancy; and DESCRIBE the media impact of Zika and how it affects obstetrics and health care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most effective contraception methods to prevent pregnancy during Zika exposure
  • Timeline for microencephaly manifestation
  • What is a microencephalopathic child/adult like?

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 Common Skin Infections on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Skin Infections On Webcast. All of us have about 50 million bacteria on every square inch of our skin. That is a lot of bacteria just waiting to get into our bodies and although most of the time our skin is great at keeping them out, sometimes the bacteria find a way in and skin infections can occur. On this CME webcast, we’re going to cover the most common causes of skin infections: how they present, what causes them, and how to treat them. Joining our moderator, in the studio, is Dr. Daniel Martin, a Professor and the Vice Chairman for Education from the Department of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Colin Kaide, an Associate Professor, also from the Department of Emergency 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: Discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of common skin and soft tissue infections that present to the emergency department; Identify some dangerous, lift-threatening infections that can present, appearing to be more benign conditions; Know the common organisms and antibiotics for most skin and soft tissue infections; and Understand when to use advanced imaging and surgical consultation for severe infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common skin infections
  • Signs and symptoms mandating immediate medical attention
  • Cellulitis
  • Flexor Tenosynovitis
  • Dog, Cat and Human Bites
  • Abscesses

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.