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.

On-line Education Discusses Vasculitis and What The Primary Care Physician Needs To Know

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Vasculitis and What The Primary Care Physician Needs To Know. Vasculitides such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis are potentially deadly diseases and patients will usually first present to their primary care physician with signs and symptoms of vasculitis. But these diseases can be difficult to diagnose so today on MedNet, we’re going to help you to be able to identify vasculitis in your patients and give you an overview of the treatment of vasculitis. First, to tell you about pulmonary manifestations of vasculitis is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lynn Fussner. And then, to tell you about renal manifestations of vasculitis is nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Salem Almaani. And finally, to share about the treatment of vasculitis is rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alexa Meara.

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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 the classification and defining features of ANCA-associated vasculitis; and HIGHLIGHT clinical findings that could suggest sinopulmonary manifestations of vasculitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of vasculitis
  • Prognosis of vasculitis
  • When to stop treatment
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Distinguishing between vasculitides by kidney biopsy
  • Whether vasculitis patients with ESRD need to be treated

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.

Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get CME for Elder Abuse and Neglect Webcast. Abuse, mistreatment and neglect of older persons occurs every day in the United States. In fact, the National Council on Aging estimates that 1 out of every 10 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of abuse. That’s as many has 5 million older adults who are abused each year. But only a small fraction ever get reported. As physicians, you are often in the best position to recognize mistreatment of older patients and today on MedNet21, we’re going to show you how to do it. Joining our moderator in the studio today, to tell you how to identify elder abuse is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lauren Southerland. Then, to tell you what to do when you suspect elder abuse, we have attorney, former magistrate at the Franklin County Probate Court, and guardianship expert, Kelly Patton.

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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 types of elder mistreatment and how to identify them; DESCRIBE the different local, state, and national agencies can assist with helping victims of elder mistreatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting complaints of abused or neglected older adults
  • Who the office-based physician turn to for help when abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Suspicious fractures and injuries
  • Recognizing financial exploitation
  • Challenges with guardianship availability
  • The role of the social worker
  • Resources for Elder Abuse and Neglect

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.