CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Pneumonia. Pneumonia continues to be a plague on the human race. Each year in our country, 5.6 million people get pneumonia. It is the second most common reason for admission to the hospital and the 6th most common cause of death. Overall, it costs us nearly 20 billion dollars every year. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to re-examine pneumonia: what causes it, which patients need to be admitted to the hospital, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Joining our Moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is general internist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jodi Grandominico. Also joining them is pulmonary and critical care specialist and also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sarah Tapyrik.

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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 appropriate treatment for CAD; DEFINE the different types of pneumonia that can occur in or around a healthcare setting; and OUTLINE most common organisms, or groups of organisms, that commonly infect patients in the hospital and best treatment strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Hospital-acquired versus community-acquired pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal vaccines and insurance coverage
  • The relationship between influenza and bacterial pneumonia
  • When you should order a bronchoscopy
  • Common pneumonia mimics
  • Duration of antibiotics for pneumonia
  • Mycoplasma and Chlamydia pneumonia

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 on Knee Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Knee Disorders. As physicians, your patients come to you with knee complaints regularly, whether you see those patients in the office, in the emergency room, or on the sideline of an athletic event. And on this CME webcast, we’re going to show you how to examine the patient with a knee injury and show you how to manage the most common knee injuries that you are likely to encounter. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two sports medicine specialists and team physicians here at the Ohio State University. First, we have Dr. Bryant Walrod, an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and next we have Dr. Clinton Hartz who is also an Assistant Professor of Family 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: GIVE common presenting signs, symptoms and exam findings with most common knee disorders; UNDERSTAND basic knee examination; DESCRIBE special tests to examine specific structures of the knee; DISCUSS several most common knee disorders seen in primary care clinic; and REVIEW some the recent literature on current treatment for several knee disorders.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The knee exam made simple
  • The most common knee disorders
  • When to order radiographs
  • Return to sports and return to activities

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 for Familial Heart Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Familial Heart Disease. There are a lot more inherited heart diseases than anyone could have conceived of back in the 1970s. In the studio to provide an update on familial heart disease is cardiologist and professor of internal medicine as well as director of the OSU division of human genetics, Dr. Ray Hershberger. Also, joining us is genetic counselor and associate professor of internal medicine, Amy Sturm.

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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 current state of genetic and genomic testing in cardiovascular medicine; and EXPLAIN the rationale, benefits, and limitations of cardiovascular genetics and genomics evaluation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Family history in the era of electronic medical records
  • Advances in genetic testing
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • When to order genetic counseling
  • Clinical approach to the patient with a family history of sudden death
  • Clinical approach to the patient with a family history of CHF

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 Moderate and Deep Sedation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Moderate and Deep Sedation. Here at the Wexner Medical Center, we do nearly 30,000 procedures using moderate sedation every year and when properly used, sedatives can make these procedures better for both the patient and the physician. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to cover what you need to know in order to assess the patient before the procedure, how to choose the best sedative medication for the procedure, how to monitor the patient during the procedure, and how to recover the patient after the procedure. We’re also going to talk about some of the common things that can go wrong, how to anticipate them, and how to manage complications when they occur. With Dr. Jim Allen in the studio today to discuss airway assessment and basic airway rescue is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. John Rogoski. Also, to discuss the medications we use in sedation, we have Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Mary Beth Shirk.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the minimum frequency that vital signs should be observed and recorded, DESCRIBE the components of the history required to be recorded prior to performing sedation, DISTINGUISH the order of administration required for fentanyl and midazolam, EXPLAIN the required documentation prior to administering moderate sedation.

You’ll also hear about ways to manage the following cases:
• 52 year-old man with a lung mass and cough referred for bronchoscopy
• 60 year-old woman with COPD exacerbation and respiratory failure requiring intubation
• 50 year-old man with HIV on anti-retroviral medications needs a colonoscopy
• 23 year-old undergoing dental procedure requires oxygen then develops bradycardia
• Patient with atrial fibrillation needs external cardioversion
• After TEE, patient develops cyanosis, headache, and SaO2 = 85%. Blood looks brown

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.