How to Add An Affiliation for OSU MedNet21 Hospitals

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014This tutorial teaches you how to add an affiliation for OSU MedNet21 Hospitals.  When you add an affiliation, you’re simply adding the hospital that you’re connected with inside the Hospital Affiliation section of your account on our website.  This is because your hospital has paid to give you “free” access to our OSU MedNet21 Series.  However, you can only get access if you add the affiliation to your account.  Instead of paying $25 to take a post-test, you won’t be asked to make a payment.

Note: First, create an account on our OSU CCME website before starting the tutorial below.

Let’s get started with the tutorial.

Click on the orange”My Account” tab at the top right of your screen

 

Click on the Hospital Affiliations button on the page the appears.

 

At the Drop-down Menu select your hospital name or the name you’re using for your affiliation.

 

Once you choose your Hospital Affiliation, Waiting will appear in the Status column.  The Waiting status will appear until your affiliation is approved by your OSU MedNet21 Hospital Administrator. If you attempt to take a post-test while your status displays as Waiting, you’ll be prompted to make a payment.  Please wait until you are approved.

When your account gets approved, Approved will appear in the Status column.

You will also receive an e-mail, similar to the e-mail above, once your account is approved.

CME Webcast Teaches on Antibiotic Stewardship

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Antibiotic Stewardship. It seems that as fast as we invent new antibiotics, the bacteria are even faster at developing resistance to those antibiotics. And although we need new antibiotics, we also need to be more prudent in how we use the antibiotics that we already have, in order to minimize development of bacterial resistance. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how hospitals can slow the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance and thus keep patients safer and keep their infections more treatable. Joining on moderator in the studio is Professor of Internal Medicine and the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University, Dr. Kurt Stevenson.

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: REVIEW the basics of antimicrobial resistance in the context of antimicrobial stewardship and explain why antimicrobial stewardship is critically important in our current climate; OUTLINE an overview of antimicrobial stewardship principles and discuss measures to avoid development of antimicrobial resistance; and DISCUSS examples of antimicrobial stewardship interventions and tools for clinicians.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Drug resistant bacteria
  • How to reduce antibiotic resistance
  • The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the ambulatory setting

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 Drugs for Lipid Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Drugs for Lipid Management. Managing hyperlipidemia used to be so easy. If a patient’s total cholesterol was greater than 200, then we started them on lovastatin to reduce it. But things are a lot more complicated now. There isn’t a single cholesterol target for all patients and we have gone way beyond statins as the only game in town for cholesterol management. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the newest developments in lipid management. What tests to order, who to treat and which drugs to use. Joining our moderator in the studio is cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. John Larry and pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Melissa Snider.

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: REVIEW updates in approaches to treatment of dyslipidemia; DISCUSS recent evidence for non-statin lipid lowering therapies; DISCUSS place in therapy of available lipid lowering therapies; and REVIEW clinical approach to statin intolerance.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Patient-specific cholesterol targets
  • Multidisciplinary lipid clinics at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • The expanding role of pharmacists in outpatient clinical practice
  • Diet and cholesterol

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.

How to View a CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 How to View a CME Webcast. To view a webcast, first go to the OSU MedNet21 website at https://ccme.osu.edu/ and then click on the gray View Webcasts button on the left-hand side of the webpage. Once you’re in the Webcast section, scroll down the page to find the webcast that you would like to view. Click the link to the webcast. Now, on the page for your webcast, click the green View Webcast button to watch the program. Keep in mind, you’ll only use this process to view webcasts if you’re not interested in earning CME credit or MOC points for viewing.

However, if you’re interested in earning CME credits or MOC points from viewing MedNet21 webcasts, you’ll follow the steps below.

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First, log into our CCME website at ccme.osu.edu.

 

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Second, navigate to the pre-test at the bottom of the webcast page and take the pre-test by clicking on the “Take Pre-test” button and completing the questions.

 

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Third, view the webcast by clicking on the “View Webcast” button.

 

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Fourth, once you’ve watched the CME webcast, take the post-test by clicking on the “Take Post-test” button at the bottom of the webcast page.

 

Note: If you pass the post-test with a 75%, you’ll receive your CME credit for the activity (and MOC point if you’re interested in earning a Maintenance of Certification point).