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.

Learn About Robotics in General Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Robotics in General Surgery. In the past on MedNet, we’ve heard about how robotics have been applied to surgical specialties. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how the surgical robot is being used in general surgical procedures. Our guests today are both robotic experts. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. And Dr. Michael Meara is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in therapeutic endoscopy.

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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 applications of robotic surgery as it relates to inguinal hernia repair and cholecystectomy; DISCUSS importance of including robotic surgery training as it relates to resident and fellowship training; DISCUSS the role of robotics in foregut, bariatric, and ventral hernia repair; and EXPLAIN potential advantages and disadvantages of robotics in general surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What the surgical robot actually does
  • General surgical applications of robotics
  • Starting a robotic program in your hospital
  • Equipment costs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Credentialing
  • How to select a surgeon to do your inguinal herniorrhaphy
  • Future applications of robotics in general surgery
  • Converting robotic to open surgical procedures
  • Patient variables in technique selection

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 Breast Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Breast Cancer Treatment on CME Webcast. Joining our moderator in the studio to tell us about many of the new treatments available to patients are two of Ohio State’s top experts in breast cancer. First, to tell us about the surgical management of breast cancer, we have surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Doreen Agnese. And then, to tell us about medications used in breast cancer, will be medical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Raquel Reinbolt.

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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 breast cancer systemic therapy approaches for early stage, locally advanced, and (briefly) metastatic breast cancer; REVIEW principles of survivorship; UNDERSTAND the current recommendations for screening and diagnosis of breast; and UNDERSTAND the surgical therapies for breast cancer and their consequences.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Surgical treatment options for breast cancer
  • New insights into breast cancer subtypes
  • Common side effects of treatment
  • The role of primary care in management of the breast cancer survivor

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 Prostate Cancer Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches On Prostate Cancer Treatment. Last year on MedNet21, urologist Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh gave us an overview about some of the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening and laid out some very thoughtful and rational recommendations about who should be screened. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at prostate cancer treatment. We’re pleased to welcome back to the studio Assistant Professor of Urology Dr. Ahmad Shabsigh who is going to update us on the surgical management of prostate cancer. And then to update us on the medical management of prostate cancer, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and oncologist at the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Paul Monk.

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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 role of new prognostication tools; and REVIEW new treatment options for localized prostate cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Surgical decision making in prostate cancer
  • Medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • What to expect during your prostatectomy
  • Urinary incontinence and impotence after different forms of treatment
  • Choosing an androgen deprivation therapy
  • Testosterone levels in advanced prostate cancer
  • PSA levels in advanced prostate cancer

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 Emergency Surgical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Emergency Surgical Conditions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about common surgical emergencies: how they present, how you diagnosis them, and how you treat them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mike Barrie. And also, joining him, will be Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the OSU Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn Surgery, Dr. Steven Steinberg.

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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 emergent surgical conditions that present as abdominal pain; UNDERSTAND the importance of involving a surgeon early in the evaluation and management of acute abdominal problems; DISCUSS the diagnosis and early management of emergent surgical conditions; PROVIDE practical knowledge for the primary care provider to manage patients with emergent surgical conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When imaging is warranted in patients with abdominal complaints
  • When to call the surgeon
  • When to do pregnancy testing
  • Common causes of abdominal pain in young women
  • Presentation of large bowel versus small bowel obstruction
  • Intestinal diameter: How big is too big?
  • Vulnerable parts of the bowel for perforation
  • Ultrasound in the emergency room
  • Massive transfusion protocols in the emergency department

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.