CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting. Today, we’re going to bring you help and show you how you can set up your own quality program in your office practice. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE a framework for understanding Lean Six Sigma thinking as it applies to health care; and REVIEW sample techniques and tools that can help drive sound improvement strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why should the office-based physician care about measuring quality?
  • Making quality a part of your regular workflow

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.

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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 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.

On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the breadth of palliative care and how you can use the principles of palliative medicine in your own practice. Let me welcome our guests today. Dr. Seuli Brill is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Todd Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Division of Palliative 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: UNDERSTAND the difference between palliative care and hospice; OBTAIN tools to identify ethical dilemmas and how to begin goals of care conversations; IDENTIFY the generalist’s role in palliative medicine in patients across the chronic disease trajectory (sub-clinical, symptomatic, and end-stage); and DEVELOP systematic strategies for serious illness communication (Advance Care Planning) in primary care for healthy, sick, and dying patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether palliative medicine is just for cancer
  • Hospice versus palliative medicine
  • Estimating life expectancy
  • Working palliative medicine discussions into a busy office practice
  • Obligations of the hospice physician of record
  • Inpatient hospice versus outpatient hospice versus respite care

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.