Learn About New Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes. 25 years ago, the management of type II diabetes was easy. You started a patient on a sulfonylurea and then if their glucose level didn’t improve, you added in NPH insulin. But things have changed. And today, we have better and safer medications to treat diabetes. Which is a good thing because the prevalence of diabetes over the past 25 years has grown enormously and we really needed new treatments to fight against this public health threat. But with new treatments can come confusion about which to use in different clinical situations. Joining our moderator on this CME webcast, to update us on the management of type 2 diabetes is endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Joshua Joseph.

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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 role of new medical therapies in hypoglycemia; and DESCRIBE the role of new medical therapies in cardiovascular disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New directions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Hemoglobin A1C targets
  • Treatment of type 2 diabetes when medication cost is a consideration
  • New glucose monitoring technologies

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.

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 Education Discusses Hypertension Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update. Our understanding of blood pressure has come a long way since Reverend Hales first cannulated the artery of a horse. And what constitutes a normal blood pressure continues to evolve with new definitions of normal published just 5 months ago. Here to bring us up to date on the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Aaron Friedberg.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY define & diagnose hypertension in adults; and APPROPRIATELY manage hypertension in adults in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The definition of hypertension
  • Treatment of hypertension
  • When to recheck
  • Anti-hypertensive medication dosing strategies
  • When to admit

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.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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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 recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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 a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems. If you look at other economically successful countries, most have some type of single payer health care and most do a better job of delivering consistently high quality health care to all of their residents than we do here in the United States. But what exactly is a single payer health plan and would it work here in the United States? Well, today on this CME webcast, we’re going to introduce you to how single payer plans work and we’ll let you decide if it is the right idea for our nation. Here with me in the studio is Associate Professor from the Division of Health Services Management and Policy from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Dr. Eric Seiber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

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.