Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. ALS is one of many neurologic conditions that can present as weakness and today on MedNet, we are going to show you how to approach the patient with weakness in order to diagnose and direct treatment. Joining our moderator to discuss upper motor neuron causes of weakness is Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Samantha LoRusso. And then to discuss lower motor neuron causes of weakness, Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Bakri Elsheikh.

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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 physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; and RECOGNIZE typical
patterns of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

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.

Atraumatic Shoulder Pain for the Primary Care Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Atraumatic Shoulder Pain for the Primary Care Physician is the topic for this webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to update you on the management of the most common shoulder conditions that a primary care physician is likely to encounter. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Andrew Neviaser.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DIAGNOSE rotator cuff
disease; and DIAGNOSE and initiate non-surgical treatment for adhesive capsulitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of shoulder pain
  • Indications for surgery
  • Management of impingement syndromes
  • Causes of acute versus chronic shoulder pain
  • Exercises to be avoided
  • Steroid injections
  • Shoulder dislocations

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 Transgender Primary Care on CME webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Transgender Primary Care on CME webcast. Currently, there are an estimated more than 1 million Americans who are transgender. Transgender patients have unique psychosocial needs as well as medical needs. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the tools you need in order to provide the best possible healthcare your patients who are transgender. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Brandon Pollak.

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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 differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; Understand ways to provide a culturally competent, gender affirming, and patient centered visit for gender non-conforming (GNC)/transgender patients; Become familiar with local and national resources to help patients with linkage to care for gender affirming therapies; and Understand healthcare disparities in the GNC/transgender patient population.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What is transgender
  • Gender identity
  • Transgender health at the Ohio State University
  • Equitas Health
  • Psychosocial health screenings in the primary care practice
  • Identifying a mental health professional
  • Commonly used hormonal therapy
  • Monitoring and precautions of hormonal therapy
  • Approach to cancer screening
  • Special needs of the transgender teenager
  • Health insurance coverage

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 New Therapies for Lung Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses New Therapies for Lung Cancer. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the medical management of lung cancer and focus on non-small cell lung cancer. Joining our moderator in the studio is medical oncologist at the James Cancer Hospital and Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. David Carbone.

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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 some of the latest practice-changing findings in the management of lung cancer; and Understand the basic principles of workup and initial lung cancer management decisions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Classifying non-small cell lung cancer
  • Common side effects of driver-targeted therapies
  • What the primary care physician needs to know about co-managing patients taking driver-targeted therapy

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 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.