Learn About Approach to Cough on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Cough on CME Webcast. A chronic cough can affect a patient’s quality of life and can be frightening to patients who are worried that it could be a symptom of a life-threatening disease. Joining our moderator in the studio to tell us about the causes and clinical approach to acute and chronic cough are two pulmonologists from the Ohio State University. We have Dr. Vincent Esguerra who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Carleen Risaliti who is also an Assistant 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: IDENTIFY the most common causes of chronic cough and recognize associated signs/symptoms; APPLY an appropriate diagnostic and treatment algorithm to patients with chronic cough; DESCRIBE the general mechanism of the cough reflex; and UNDERSTAND the distinction between acute, sub-acute, and chronic cough.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Role of the chest x-ray in evaluation of cough
  • Opioid cough suppressants
  • Cough suppression therapies

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.

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.

Polypharmacy in Older Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Polypharmacy in Older Adults is the topic for this on-line CME webcast. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to examine polypharmacy in older patients. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Section Chief of Geriatrics, Dr. Tanya Gure. And also joining us from the section of geriatrics is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Guibin Li.

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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 epidemiology of PIM use; REVIEW data on negative health consequences; EXPLAIN how to recognize unnecessary and inappropriate medications in older adults; and DESCRIBE how to manage polypharmacy in older adults.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of polypharmacy in older adults
  • Eliminating unnecessary and potentially harmful medications
  • Where “potentially inappropriate medications” come from
  • The role of the hospitalist and the specialist
  • The role of the pharmacist
  • The role of the electronic medical record
  • When to consult the geriatric specialist
  • Strategies to reduce medication dosing frequency
  • How to safely stop a medication
  • Decompressing the medication list: over the counter medications

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.

Understand Cervical Cancer Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding Cervical Cancer Management during this CME webcast.  Dr. Papanicolaou’s technique for staining cervical smears saves thousands of lives every year. If he was alive today, he would likely be amazed at how far we have come with not only diagnosis but also prevention and treatment of cervical cancer. On the webcast, to bring us up to date is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Ritu Salani.

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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 symptoms and risk factors for cervical cancer; REVIEW primary treatment options for women with cervical cancer; DISCUSS the management of women with advanced/recurrent cervical cancer; and DESCRIBE opportunities regarding cervical cancer prevention and detection.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The cause of cervical cancer
  • Effectiveness of screening with Pap smears
  • Why U.S. HPV vaccination rates are so poor
  • Routine Pap smears after HPV vaccination

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.