Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

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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 currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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 Pulmonary Hypertension

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension. Today on MedNet, we’re going to review the causes and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension as well as the currently available treatments. On this CME webcast, in the studio, are pulmonary hypertension specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Shaun Smith is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. And Dr. Veronica Franco is a cardiologist 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: PROVIDE basic determination if a patient may respond to calcium channel blockers for treatment of pulmonary hypertension; DETERMINE when a patient should be started on parental prostacyclins; DISCUSS the hemodynamic definition, classification and epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and REVIEW the signs and symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as the diagnostic algorithm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The causes of pulmonary hypertension
  • Which patients should be treated with vasodilators
  • Vasodilator testing during the right heart cath
  • Selecting the right drug
  • Which patients do not benefit by vasodilators?
  • Anticoagulation

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 New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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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 important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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.

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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.

CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you all about vitamin D: its chemistry, the symptoms of deficiency, how to test for it, and how to treat it. We’re  delighted to welcome our guest, Dr. Deborah Gordish. Dr. Gordish is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine here at Ohio State.

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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 effects of Vitamin D on the skeletal and nonskeletal systems; and UNDERSTAND testing guidelines and treatment recommendations for Vitamin D replacement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Rickets
  • Common signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency in economically developed countries
  • When to do vitamin D testing
  • Vitamin D toxicity
  • Sunscreens and the amount of sun necessary to make endogenous vitamin D

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.