Watch CME Webcast on Moderate and Deep Sedation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Watch CME Webcast on Moderate and Deep Sedation. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to cover what you need to know in order to assess the patient before the procedure, how to choose the best sedative medication for the procedure, how to monitor the patient during the procedure, and how to recover the patient after the procedure. We’re also going to talk about some of the common things that can go wrong, how to anticipate them, and how to manage complications when they occur. With us today to discuss airway assessment and basic airway rescue is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. John Rogoski. And to discuss the medications we use in sedation, PharmD and Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Mary Beth Shirk.

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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 risk factors associated with difficult mask ventilation and difficult intubation; and DESCRIBE maneuvers and devices utilized to overcome airway obstruction

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common risks of sedation
  • Individualizing the sedation plan
  • Airway Management
  • STOP-BANG
  • Agents for Procedural Sedation

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 Food-Borne Diseases in Latest Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Food-Borne Diseases in Latest Webcast. Americans now have more food options at the grocery store and at restaurants than any humans in history. But is that hamburger at the local restaurant really safe? What about the lettuce at your grocery store or the potato salad at the church picnic? On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at the common foodborne diseases that you’re likely to encounter in medical practice. Several years ago, we did a program on diseases acquired from food and it was so popular that we’ve asked the presenters to return and give us an update. Joining us in the studio is infectious disease specialist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. David Wininger and Professor of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Jeffrey LeJeune.

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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 added risks vulnerable patient populations face from foodborne pathogens; and RECOGNIZE current trends of antimicrobial resistance among common foodborne pathogens.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common foodborne diseases in U.S. primary care practice
  • The role of antibiotics in food animals
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Thanksgiving dinner food safety
  • Whether organic is safer
  • Whether hydroponic is safer
  • Listeria
  • H5 influenza
  • Farmed finfish safety
  • Wild game safety
  • Rare and raw fish
  • Wildlife contamination of livestock, poultry, and vegetables

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.

View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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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 health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

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.

Evaluation and Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Evaluation and Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. During this CME Webcast, we’re going to be discussing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: what it is, what it isn’t, what works in treatment, and what doesn’t work. We’re pleased to welcome back to MedNet, Dr. Nitin Bhatt from the Ohio State University Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic. Nitin is a pulmonologist 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: RECOMMEND non-pharmacologic treatment to patients with IPF; ADVISE patients about risks and benefits of newly approved medications for IPF; DESCRIBE the approach to evaluation of a patient with ILD; REVIEW the diagnostic approach to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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 Uses of Internet Technologies in Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 New Uses of Internet Technologies in Medicine. What used to be science fiction is now reality. In medicine, computer technology has had an enormous impact on how we practice. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the near future of medicine and see how so-called wearable technology is changing how we practice medicine and surgery. In the studio today, with Dr. Jim Allen, is occupational medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ismail Nabeel.

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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 potential uses of the emerging internet connected wearable technologies like “Google Glass” in the field of medicine; and DISCUSS the pros and cons and potential uses in patient care scenarios and medical education of these wearable technologies at the Academic Medical Center.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Wearable computer technology
  • Goals of new internet technology in medicine
  • Implantable devices in patients
  • FDA oversight
  • The Apple watch
  • Distraction risks
  • Google Glass and binocular vision
  • Use in diagnosis of skin lesions
  • X-ray overlays via Google Glass

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.