CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU 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: DISCUSS the diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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 Provides Physicians with COPD Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update. In the 56 years since Sir David Jack invented albuterol, there have been a lot of other treatments developed for COPD. In fact, there are so many that it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know what the best treatment is for any given patient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss how you diagnosis and manage COPD. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

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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 evidence based guidelines for the management of stable COPD; and UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Societal burden of COPD
  • New developments in COPD
  • Age limits with lung reduction surgery and lung transplant
  • Inhaled steroids and the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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.

Understand Environmental Emergencies by Viewing CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understand Environmental Emergencies by Viewing CME Webcast. It is incumbent on all of you as physicians to be ready to deal with common environmental emergencies whether you are caring for victims in the emergency department, in your neighborhoods, or on the golf course. Joining on moderator to discuss common environmental emergencies is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Daniel Bachman. Also joining him is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Nicholas Kman.

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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 epidemiology and presentation of the following Weather and Environmental Emergencies: a. Wind/Storm Related b. Heat Related Illness c. Lightning Injuries d. Drowning e. Hypothermia

And participants will be able to discuss treatment of the following Weather and Environmental Emergencies: a. Wind/Storm Related b. Heat Related Illness c. Lightning Injuries d. Drowning e. Hypothermia

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The physician’s role in disaster response
  • Most common environmental injuries in emergency medicine
  • Temperature of heated IV fluids
  • Management of frostbite
  • Hurricane Matthew: medical effects 2 weeks later
  • How U.S. emergency response is organized

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.

Transitions of Care from Adolescent to Adult

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Transitions of Care from Adolescent to Adult. Taking care of a medically or psychiatrically complex 18-year old can take more time than taking care of a dozen otherwise healthy 18-year olds. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to discuss how to make the medical hand-off from adolescence to adulthood as easy as possible for your patient, for your office staff, and for you. Joining our moderator are two experts in health care transition. We have Dr. Stephanie Lawrence who is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of general internal medicine. Joining her is Dr. Christopher Hanks, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics here at Ohio State. Both Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Hanks completed combined internal medicine and pediatrics residencies.

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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 need for successful health care transitions for youth with special health care needs (YSHCN); SUMMARIZE the goals of transitional health care for YSHCN; DISCUSS the challenges and barriers to successful transitions for YSHCN; SUGGEST what physicians can do to improve the transition process for YSHCN; and UNDERSTAND available tools to help patients prepare for and successfully transition from pediatric to adult care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When to start the transition of care process
  • The effect of the Affordable Care Act
  • Transition of care between practices versus transition of care within a practice
  • The Ohio State University Center for Autism Services and Transition
  • College and patients with special health care needs
  • Family planning and youth with special health care needs
  • Unique prescription challenges in autistic patients

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.