Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. On this CME webcast, we’re going to give you an overview of pulmonary function testing: how it is done, what the indications for the different tests are, and what the results mean. And then we are going to focus on office spirometry so that you and your office staff have the skills to do the testing properly and interpret the results. Joining our moderator in the studio, to give us a guided tour of pulmonary function testing, is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Michael Wert.

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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 the indications for spirometry, lung volumes, and diffusing capacity; INTERPRET office spirometry results including
common flow volume loop patterns; UNDERSTAND the indications for pulmonary function testing as well as the requirements for accurate testing; and ACCURATELY interpret pulmonary function studies and apply these interpretations to real-life patient scenarios.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Components of PFTs
  • Interpreting office spirometry
  • Various case examples

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.

On-line Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules. Pheochromocytomas are fairly rare with about 1,000 cases in the U.S. every year but overall, adrenal tumors are common, and you can find one in about every 20 patients who undergo abdominal CT scans. Most of these adrenal tumors are benign and require no treatment but knowing which ones are consequential and which ones are inconsequential can be a challenge. On this CME webcast, to show you how to manage the incidentally identified adrenal tumor is surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, we have Dr. Drew Shirley.

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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 imaging characteristics used to determine treatment strategies for adrenal nodules; and USE biochemical tests to aid in the diagnosis of functional adrenal nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of adrenal nodules
  • Which adrenal nodule need to be biopsied
  • Familial syndromes involving adrenal tumors
  • Incidental adrenal nodules found when staging lung cancer
  • Performing adrenal nodule needle biopsy and FNA
  • What to expect during and after adrenal surgery
  • Approach to adrenal hemorrhage
  • Radiographic imaging follow-up of adrenal nodules
  • Laboratory follow-up of adrenal nodules in patients with 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.

Learn about Heart Disease in Women

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Heart Disease in Women on our latest webcast. Heart disease is different between men and women, the symptoms can be different and even the types of heart diseases can be different.  Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to update us on heart disease in women is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program at the Ohio State University, Dr. Laxmi Mehta.

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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 the risk factors and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women; and REVIEW causes of myocardial infarction in women without obstructive coronary artery disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Gender differences in cardiovascular disease symptoms and outcomes
  • Gender differences in heart disease epidemiology
  • Gender differences in cardiovascular stress tests
  • Statins and aspirin in women
  • Birth control pills and cardiovascular disease

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.

On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults. One of the challenges of being a bipedal species is that we have a higher center of gravity than most animals. And so we can fall easier and when we do, our bodies can pick up relatively more momentum before hitting ground. The result is that every year, millions of Americans suffer a fall and one out of five falls results in serious injury. Total costs: 31 billion dollars a year. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at falls, their risk factors, their medical effects, and what we can do to help prevent our patients from falling. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal and also, physical therapist and the clinical manager for the programming of falls prevention, ReNea Owens.

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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 risk factors for falling; DISCUSS interventions and resources available; INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk; and INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The demographics of falls in older adults
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Prescribing walkers and canes
  • When to consult the physical medicine physician
  • First steps when you discover one of your patients is falling
  • The role of physical therapy versus occupational therapy

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.