CME Webcast Updates Physicians on Scleroderma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Updates Physicians on Scleroderma. In many ways, scleroderma is still a mystery but today, we do have treatments that can relieve symptoms and improve outcomes. On this CME webcast, we are going to be taking a close look at scleroderma. Let me welcome today’s guests. Dr. Ali Ajam is a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine who oversees the Ohio State University Scleroderma Clinic. And Dr. Steven Dean is Professor of Internal Medicine and specialist in vascular 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: IDENTIFY classic clinical manifestations of scleroderma associated Raynaud phenomenon; and LIST medications typically used to treat scleroderma associated Raynaud phenomenon; DIAGNOSING scleroderma, and being able to order and decipher pertinent labs; and DEVELOP screening guidelines for pulmonary involvement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting signs and symptoms
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • Scleroderma mimics
  • Scleroderma and pregnancy
  • Exercise and scleroderma
  • Raynaud phenomenon and the feet

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 Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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 Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Our On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception. Currently, 16% of all American women of childbearing age take birth control pills. But one of the biggest problems with birth control pills is that you have to remember to take them and because of that, the actual effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in preventing pregnancy is not nearly as good as the theoretic effectiveness. But the good news is that there are now great new options for women and for many women, these options are more effective and safer than traditional birth control pills. In this on-line Enduring Material, to update us on contraception is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Katherine Rivlin.

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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 various contraceptives methods available, including long acting and reversible contraceptives, understand efficacy, and be able to provide patient centered counseling; and EXPLAIN the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, an important tool for providing evidence based contraceptive services to women.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether there a single best method of contraception
  • Most common forms of contraception
  • Obtaining emergency contraception
  • Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy
  • Contraceptive Efficacy

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 Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician. We are fortunate here in Central Ohio to have a really tremendous department of water safety and today on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear from Matt Steele, the water supply and treatment coordinator for City of Columbus, who is going to give us an overview of how the city engineers safe drinking water. And then, Dr. Katrina Johnson who is both an internist and a pediatrician at Ohio State, will tell us about 3 medical conditions that people can acquire from drinking water.

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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 how drinking water is regulated; DISCUSS how Columbus, Ohio, treats its water to protect public health; and RECOGNIZE the identification, treatment, and prevention of three of the more common issues with drinking water safety; Elevated Blood lead level, Cryptosporidiosis, and Methemoglobinemia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Common illnesses acquired from drinking water
  • Primary Goals of Water Treatment
  • Flint and the Lead Crisis
  • Lead- Risk Factors
  • Pregnancy and nitrates

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 Discusses Emergency Surgical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Emergency Surgical Conditions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about common surgical emergencies: how they present, how you diagnosis them, and how you treat them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mike Barrie. And also, joining him, will be Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the OSU Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn Surgery, Dr. Steven Steinberg.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY emergent surgical conditions that present as abdominal pain; UNDERSTAND the importance of involving a surgeon early in the evaluation and management of acute abdominal problems; DISCUSS the diagnosis and early management of emergent surgical conditions; PROVIDE practical knowledge for the primary care provider to manage patients with emergent surgical conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When imaging is warranted in patients with abdominal complaints
  • When to call the surgeon
  • When to do pregnancy testing
  • Common causes of abdominal pain in young women
  • Presentation of large bowel versus small bowel obstruction
  • Intestinal diameter: How big is too big?
  • Vulnerable parts of the bowel for perforation
  • Ultrasound in the emergency room
  • Massive transfusion protocols in the emergency department

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.