View CME Webcast Discussing Bipolar Disorder

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Webcast Discussing Bipolar Disorder. Patients with bipolar disorder often have only 2 speeds: way too fast and way too slow. On this CME webcast, we are going to help you recognize bipolar disorder in your patients and help you get your patients on the right medications from the beginning. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, to educate our audience is Dr. Samar McCutcheon. Dr. McCutcheon is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Ohio State University.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: FORMULATE an accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder; and UNDERSTAND approaches to treatment of bipolar disorder.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Etiology of bipolar disorder
  • Bipolar mimics
  • Long-term prognosis for persons with bipolar disorder
  • When to do brain imaging in the initial evaluation of bipolar disorder
  • Bipolar disorder in children
  • Women’s health and bipolar disorder
  • Triggers for cycling in bipolar disorder

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.

View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Webcast on Approach to Chronic Back Pain. The Edwin Smith Papyrus was an Ancient Egyptian manuscript written about 15 hundred BC and is the oldest medical text in existence. It describes 48 cases of different types of trauma, 6 of which are injuries to the spine and one of which is the first description of sciatica. Our understanding of the causes of back pain are a lot better now than they were 35 hundred years ago but the diseases are the same. On this CME Webcast, we have a great program with our guest, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Elizabeth Yu. Dr. Yu is going to be telling us about the most common causes of back pain and how you can treat them.

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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 etiology of back pain; and UNDERSTAND the treatment for back pain.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common causes of acute and chronic back pain in primary care practices
  • How frequently surgery is equired
  • Initial radiographic test selection
  • Age and the differential diagnosis of chronic back pain
  • The role of bedrest in treating herniated discs
  • What the patient should expect during and after the microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy versus standard discectomy
  • Disability and chronic back pain
  • How to avoid back injuries

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.

View CME Education on Colon Cancer Screening and Genetics

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View CME Education on Colon Cancer Screening & Genetics. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at colon cancer from two vantage points. First, to discuss colon cancer screening and surveillance, we have gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, we have Dr. Peter Stanich. Then to discuss hereditary colon cancer, genetic counselor and Professor of Internal Medicine at OSU, Heather Hampel will be joining us.

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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 the appropriate age and options for colon cancer screening; UNDERSTAND the guidelines for colon cancer surveillance timing based on colonoscopy findings; RECOGNIZE patients who need a genetics referral to rule out Lynch syndrome; and IDENTIFY patients with a moderate increased risk for colorectal cancer based on their family history.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Efficacy of Colon Cancer Screening Programs
  • Clinical Implications of Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Best bowel prep for a colonoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Newly identified colorectal cancer genes
  • How patients can prevent polyps

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.

How to View a CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 How to View a CME Webcast. To view a webcast, first go to the OSU MedNet21 website at https://ccme.osu.edu/ and then click on the gray View Webcasts button on the left-hand side of the webpage. Once you’re in the Webcast section, scroll down the page to find the webcast that you would like to view. Click the link to the webcast. Now, on the page for your webcast, click the green View Webcast button to watch the program. Keep in mind, you’ll only use this process to view webcasts if you’re not interested in earning CME credit or MOC points for viewing.

However, if you’re interested in earning CME credits or MOC points from viewing MedNet21 webcasts, you’ll follow the steps below.

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First, log into our CCME website at ccme.osu.edu.

 

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Second, navigate to the pre-test at the bottom of the webcast page and take the pre-test by clicking on the “Take Pre-test” button and completing the questions.

 

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Third, view the webcast by clicking on the “View Webcast” button.

 

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Fourth, once you’ve watched the CME webcast, take the post-test by clicking on the “Take Post-test” button at the bottom of the webcast page.

 

Note: If you pass the post-test with a 75%, you’ll receive your CME credit for the activity (and MOC point if you’re interested in earning a Maintenance of Certification point).

View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 View Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Webcast. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that obesity contributes to 112,000 preventable deaths each year. And deaths are only the tip of the obesity iceberg. The medical problems caused by obesity are enormous: coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, just to name a few. For many physicians, the advice to patients is to eat fewer calories and exercise more. But unfortunately, that advice usually just isn’t enough for most patients. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to show you what can work for your patients when diet and exercise don’t work. Joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio is nurse practitioner and specialist in the medical management of obesity from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Weight Management Program, Kathy Foreman. Also in the studio, from the Division of General Surgery, is bariatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Needleman.

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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 health risks associated with obesity; DESCRIBE the options for the treatment of adult obesity; and RECOGNIZE non-surgical treatment options for obesity including.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Effectiveness of non-surgical weight loss treatments
  • Trends in bariatric surgical procedures
  • Realistic weight loss goals
  • The OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Follow up management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Pre-operative evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient
  • Management of the “super obese” patients with BMI > 50
  • Whether weight loss medications should be combined
  • Changing to different medications
  • Choosing a diet
  • Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

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.