CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
  • The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
  • Obesity and surgical risk
  • Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
  • Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
  • How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
  • Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
  • Chlorhexidine bathing
  • Choosing a surgical closure method

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 Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU Division of General 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: DISCUSS the diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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.

Webcast Educates Physicians on Aortic Aneurysms

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Educates Physicians on Aortic Aneurysms.  Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 of a leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm.   Sixty years after Einstein’s death, we have a lot more options for managing aortic aneurysms than wrapping them with cellophane and the treatment has drastically changed just in the past decade.  On today’s CME Webcast, with Dr. Jim Allen, to tell us all about abdominal aortic aneurysms and the current state of the art in treating them is vascular surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, Dr. Michael Go.  Also joining us in the studio from the OSU Division of Vascular Surgery, we have Assistant Professor of Surgery is Dr. Mounir Haurani.

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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 pathophysiology and natural history of AAA; DIAGNOSE AAA.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical presentation of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Changes in surgical outcomes for aortic aneurysm repair
  • Initial management of the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Surgical approach to the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Infrarenal versus suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Late complications of endovascular graft repair
  • Preventing enlargement of the aneurysm
  • Choosing a stent graft

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.