CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management. On this CME webcast, we’re going to acquaint you with procedures and strategies used in comprehensive pain management that can relieve pain and suffering without risking promotion of addiction. Joining moderator today are pain management specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Whitney Luke is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. And Dr. Melissa Tornero-Bold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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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 injection and neuromodulation therapy as well as identification of appropriate patients for referral for interventional treatment; and DESCRIBE updated Ohio state regulatory laws for opioid prescribing.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training process for pain management specialists
  • Common procedures used in pain management
  • Team approach to chronic back pain
  • Acupuncture in the management of complex pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Unique challenges of cancer pain
  • Normal duration of post-operative pain
  • Management of chronic post-operative pain
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical 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 About Office EKG Interpretation on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Office EKG Interpretation on CME Webcast. The EKG allows us to hear the voice of the heart. It can tell us when the heart is out of normal rhythm and when the heart is stressed by a myocardial infarction. It can also give us warning about heart problems before they occur. On this CME webcast, we’re going to cover some of the common EKG patterns that you are likely to encounter in patients you see in your office. Let me welcome my guest, cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jason Evanchan.

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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 electrocardiograms that correlate with an increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events; and IDENTIFY arrhythmias on electrocardiogram that may be amenable to radiofrequency ablation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

Whether you can trust the computer interpretation

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 Pain Management Watching CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Pain Management Watching CME Webcast. During this CME webcast, we’re going to show you an important option. Namely, new interventional options that can both relieve suffering and reduce the use of opioids. This is an incredibly exciting time in pain management because while all of the public attention has been focused on oxycontin, medical science has created new treatments that are more effective and safer than chronic opioids. Here to tell us about some of these new techniques are two of Ohio State’s top experts in pain management. First, from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph Tu. Joining him,we have physiatrist and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Kenneth Nguyen.

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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 different pain conditions that radiofrequency ablation can treat; and DISCUSS the indications for spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Vertebroplasty
  • New interventions for chronic pain
  • Follow-up and servicing intrathecal pain pumps
  • Emergency management of intrathecal pain pumps
  • Can radiofrequency ablation be repeated?
  • Other applications of radiofrequency ablation
  • What to expect during your radiofrequency ablation

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.

New Treatments for Esophageal Reflux

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 New Treatments for Esophageal Reflux.  New developments in gastrointestinal surgery are now leading to other surgical options.  On our CME webcast, we’re going to be updating you on the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is thoracic surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Robert Merrit and Assistant Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery, Dr. Kyle Perry.

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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 ideal patients for Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; IDENTIFY complications of GERD; DESCRIBE the emerging technologies available for GERD treatment; OUTLINE the indications for considering endoscopic and laparoscopic reflux treatments.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New surgical treatments for reflux
  • Open versus laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Which hiatal hernias require surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cause and diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Reflux surgery and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Whether surgery means the end of anti-reflux medications
  • Patient testing prior to reflux surgery
  • Post-procedure testing and follow up

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.