Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. On this CME webcast, we’re going to give you an overview of pulmonary function testing: how it is done, what the indications for the different tests are, and what the results mean. And then we are going to focus on office spirometry so that you and your office staff have the skills to do the testing properly and interpret the results. Joining our moderator in the studio, to give us a guided tour of pulmonary function testing, is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Michael Wert.

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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 the indications for spirometry, lung volumes, and diffusing capacity; INTERPRET office spirometry results including
common flow volume loop patterns; UNDERSTAND the indications for pulmonary function testing as well as the requirements for accurate testing; and ACCURATELY interpret pulmonary function studies and apply these interpretations to real-life patient scenarios.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Components of PFTs
  • Interpreting office spirometry
  • Various case examples

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 Pulmonary Hypertension

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension. Today on MedNet, we’re going to review the causes and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension as well as the currently available treatments. On this CME webcast, in the studio, are pulmonary hypertension specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Shaun Smith is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. And Dr. Veronica Franco is a cardiologist and Associate Professor of 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: PROVIDE basic determination if a patient may respond to calcium channel blockers for treatment of pulmonary hypertension; DETERMINE when a patient should be started on parental prostacyclins; DISCUSS the hemodynamic definition, classification and epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and REVIEW the signs and symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as the diagnostic algorithm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The causes of pulmonary hypertension
  • Which patients should be treated with vasodilators
  • Vasodilator testing during the right heart cath
  • Selecting the right drug
  • Which patients do not benefit by vasodilators?
  • Anticoagulation

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 on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians. The dilemma that clinicians face is what do we do with all of these pulmonary nodules. Joining us on this CME webcast to shed some light on pulmonary nodules and give us a rational approach to their management is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from The Ohio State University, Dr. Edwin Jackson.

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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 basic approach to management of pulmonary nodules; and UNDERSTAND the difference between nodules identified on lung cancer screening examinations and incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of pulmonary nodules
  • Risk stratification and pulmonary nodules
  • Bronchoscopic versus CT-guided needle biopsy
  • Contrast-enhanced versus non-contrast CT scans
  • Whether everyone should get a screening chest CT

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 Air Traveler’s Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health. Today on our CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing air traveler’s health. First, to discuss how human physiology changes at high altitude and then to tell us about supplemental oxygen during air flight, pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu Mukku. Then, to tell us about the common medical conditions occurring during air travel and at high altitude, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Christopher Paul.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

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.

Deep Venous Thrombosis is Discussed on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Deep Venous Thrombosis is Discussed on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, to update us on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of DVT is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser.

 

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Recognize common signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and select appropriate diagnostic testing to identify VTE; and Apply evidence based interventions in the treatment of VTE.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for DVT
  • New anticoagulation strategies for DVT
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Diagnosing DVT/PE
  • Treatment of DVT/PE

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.