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.

On-line CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We have come a long way since Crohn, Ginzburg, and Oppenheimer first described inflammatory bowel disease. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, what they are, how to diagnose them and new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. We’re pleased to have the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Anita Afzali joining us on the program.

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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 role of the primary care provider (PCP) in IBD; and DEVELOP a health maintenance plan for the patient with IBD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease
  • New developments in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diet and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Management of small bowel obstruction and acute exacerbations of pain
  • Duration of biologic 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.

Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer.  It seems as though about all physicians learned about the Whipple procedure in medical school and that is what most physicians associate with the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer. But what has happened in the 80 years since Allen Whipple did his first pancreatic surgery? Well, we now understand pancreatic cancer much better and we have a rapidly expanding repertoire of surgical procedures that can be used in pancreatic cancer. On our CME Webcast today, to tell us about the current approach to pancreatic cancer, are two of Ohio State’s top experts in the disease. First, we have Dr. Peter Muscarella who is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery.  Also joining him is Dr. Mark Bloomston, an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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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 indications for curative resection for pancreatic cancer; to RECOGNIZE the role of new chemotherapy regimens in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer; to REVIEW the epidemiology and diagnostic evaluation of pancreatic cancer; and to DESCRIBE recent advances in staging and multimodality treatment for pancreatic cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why pancreatic cancer frequently presents in advanced stage
  • Current treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Screening for pancreatic cancer
  • Biopsy approaches
  • Weight loss, diet, and pancreatic cancer
  • The role of the primary care provider in follow up of pancreatic cancer
  • Advanced endoscopic techniques and pancreatic cancer
  • Histologic types of pancreatic cancer

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.

Home Based Primary Care Services

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Home Based Primary Care Services. As we develop healthcare systems for improved population health management, home care is one of the key components. During this CME webcast, we’re going to show you how you can make house calls work in your own practice. Joining our moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Andrew Schamess. Also, from the Division of General Medicine, we have nurse practitioner Angela Hoff.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INCREASE the audience’s knowledge of home based primary care services; IDENTIFY common barriers of providing home based primary care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Making the house call financially viable
  • Ohio State University’s Healthy At Home program
  • Home visits in an era of accountable care organizations
  • Selecting the home visit provider
  • Typical numbers of patients per day
  • Tips for the practice starting a home visit program

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.