On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention. Most cancers can be prevented by changing behaviors at an early age, by appropriate vaccinations, and by detection of pre-cancerous conditions. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how to prevent cancer in your own patients. Joining our moderator in the studio are cancer prevention experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Electra Paskett is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. And Dr. Darrell Gray is a gastroenterologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal 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 evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations; and DEVELOP ways to integrate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection recommendations in clinical practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Brief overview of causes of cancer
  • Screening for pre-cancerous conditions
  • Lung cancer screening programs
  • Improving colon cancer screening rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in childhood obesity
  • Experiences with cancer screening in Appalachia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.