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.

Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair. On this CME webcast, we have a great program for you. First, to tell us about the new procedure of repairing mitral regurgitation using cardiac catheterization techniques is interventional cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Dean Boudoulas. And then to give us insight on differences in outcomes between transcatheter repair versus surgical replacement, Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Ohio State, Dr. Juan Crestanello.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN etiologies of mitral regurgitation; LEARN management of mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair/ mitraclip device; DESCRIBE the benefits of mitral valve repair over replacement; and DESCRIBE the natural history of mitral regurgitation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Catheter-based techniques to repair mitral regurgitation
  • Patient selection for transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • The future of transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive techniques for mitral stenosis
  • Timing of either repair or replacement in mitral regurgitation
  • Medical management of mitral regurgitation
  • The effect of atrial fibrillation in clinical decision making

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.