Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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.

Watch On-line CME Webcast About Uncontrolled Diabetes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Watch On-line CME Webcast About Uncontrolled Diabetes. Hemoglobin A1C measurement is a test that you likely use in your practice every day and when the hemoglobin A1C is very high, it is a sign that the patient’s diabetes has been poorly controlled. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to discuss uncontrolled diabetes. First, to tell us about the medical management of uncontrolled diabetes, endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kathleen Dungan. And then tell us about the role of diabetic education, nurse and OSU diabetic educator, Janet Zappe.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: COMPARE and contrast the mechanisms of action, efficacy, side effects, and contra-indications of glucose lowering agents for type 2 diabaetes; and UNDERSTAND how to intensify glucose lowering agents to meet individualized patient targets.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The ideal hemoglobin A1C level
  • The role of the diabetes educator
  • When to refer
  • Home glucose monitoring
  • Incorporating diabetes education into the primary care practice

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

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.

Subscribing to Audio Only CME Podcasts using an iPad

Subscribing to audio only CME Podcasts using an iPad is straightforward.

Note: The Podcasts app should be installed on your iPad before doing this tutorial.

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First, click on the link to Listen to Audio Only CME Podcasts.

Then click on the link below to add the Podcast to your  iPad:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Mednet21CmePodcast

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The following page should appear.  Now, click on the Subscribe button at that appears on the dialog window.

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If the Subscribe to Podcast dialog does not appear, you may see the page above with the View Feed XML link available.  If so, click View Feed XML and the dialog should display in your Podcasts app. 

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Click on the Subscribe button at the dialog window to add our Podcast.

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You should see a thumbnail for Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and it should appear in your Podcast list. This means the Podcast has been added.

To download all Podcasts available, click the Add Old Episodes button.

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You should now see a dialog that allows you to select the audio Podcasts that you would like to download. Select the ones you would like available for listening by clicking the radio buttons on the left. Click the Add button once you’re ready to add your Podcasts to the list.

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Your Podcasts should now appear in the listing. To update the frequency on how Podcasts are downloading click the Settings link above.

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Now, you can change the settings for Refresh Podcast, Auto-Downloads, Play Order and Sort Order. These settings will determine how often you get Podcast updates and will enable new Podcasts to automatically appear on your device.

Subscribing to Audio Only CME Podcasts using an iPhone

Subscribing to audio only CME Podcasts using an iPhone is straightforward.

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First, click on the link to Listen to Audio Only CME Podcasts.

Then click on the link below to add the Podcast to your  iPhone:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Mednet21CmePodcast

 

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Click on the Subscribe button at the dialog window.

 

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You should see a thumbnail for Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on your device.  This means the Podcast has been added.  Tap the thumbnail with your finger.

 

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Details can now been seen about the webcast. To download all Podcasts available click the Add Old Episodes button.

 

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A dialog window appears which allows you to select the audio Podcasts that you would like to download.  Select the ones you would like available for  listening by clicking the radio buttons on the left.  Click the Add button once you’re ready to add your Podcasts to the list.

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Your Podcasts should now appear in the listing. Click one to start listening.  If you want, you can click the arrow button which downloads the Podcast.  It advisable to download Podcasts on while on a Wi-Fi network to reduce the data usage on your device.