CME Webcast Teaches on Antibiotic Stewardship

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Antibiotic Stewardship. It seems that as fast as we invent new antibiotics, the bacteria are even faster at developing resistance to those antibiotics. And although we need new antibiotics, we also need to be more prudent in how we use the antibiotics that we already have, in order to minimize development of bacterial resistance. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how hospitals can slow the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance and thus keep patients safer and keep their infections more treatable. Joining on moderator in the studio is Professor of Internal Medicine and the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University, Dr. Kurt Stevenson.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW the basics of antimicrobial resistance in the context of antimicrobial stewardship and explain why antimicrobial stewardship is critically important in our current climate; OUTLINE an overview of antimicrobial stewardship principles and discuss measures to avoid development of antimicrobial resistance; and DISCUSS examples of antimicrobial stewardship interventions and tools for clinicians.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Drug resistant bacteria
  • How to reduce antibiotic resistance
  • The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the ambulatory setting

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 Resistant Hypertension on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Resistant Hypertension on CME Webcast. Most of the time, treatment works. But sometimes, treatment is not successful, resulting in resistant hypertension. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing resistant hypertension. Joining our moderator in the studio are hypertension experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Christopher Chiu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Rima Kang is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of General Internal Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE resistant hypertension; UNDERSTAND the causes of secondary hypertension and workup; DIAGNOSED resistant hypertension, identify those who require screening for secondary workup; and UNDERSTAND appropriate testing and management of resistant hypertension and secondary hypertension.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Blood pressure targets
  • Common causes of resistant hypertension

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.