Learn About Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions. More choices in depression management means more decisions to make in depression management. And more decisions can create a conundrum for physicians. On this CME webcast, we are going to help you navigate the often confusing challenge of treating depression in patients with medical illness. Joining us today is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Kevin Johns.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTANDING how depression impacts other medical conditions; and UNDERSTANDING how to diagnose and treat depression in patients with chronic medical problems.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Depression in medical illness
  • Whether the choice of anti-depressant matters

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 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.

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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.

CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting. Today, we’re going to bring you help and show you how you can set up your own quality program in your office practice. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE a framework for understanding Lean Six Sigma thinking as it applies to health care; and REVIEW sample techniques and tools that can help drive sound improvement strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why should the office-based physician care about measuring quality?
  • Making quality a part of your regular workflow

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.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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.

Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain. We now know that opioid pain medications prescribed excessively are addictive and can abscond with our patients’ careers, their futures, and even their lives. But if we don’t treat their pain, then physicians are treated as professional failures. Well, on this CME webcast, we’re going to help you navigate pain. The goal is to set realistic expectations to manage your patients’ pain without turning their lives into a nightmare of addiction and despair. Joining our moderator in the studio is pain management expert and specialty practice pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Lisa Mostafavifar.

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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 multi-modal pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; and REVIEW guidelines for acute and chronic pain management that may help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Non-opioid pain management options
  • Setting realistic goals for pain control in the hospital
  • Opioid addiction following opioid prescriptions

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.