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Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting. The most common cancers in the U.S. are colorectal, lung, prostate, and breast cancer. The good news is that cancer deaths are declining. But this means that more people are living with cancer or living as cancer survivors than ever before and many of these people can have pain. The primary care physician is often the first line of treatment of patients with cancer pain. And that brings up questions such as “When should I prescribe opioids?” and “What non-opioid treatments might help my patient?”. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the tools you need to manage patients with cancer pain. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Sachin Kale is an Assistant Professor from the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Ohio State University.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As  a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE a multimodal approach to treating cancer pain that is based on where a patient is on his/her cancer trajectory; and DESCRIBE a Universal Precautions approach to prescribing opioids.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cancer pain strategies and hospice
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • The role of radiation therapy
  • The role of massage and acupuncture
  • When to refer to palliative medicine
  • When to refer to pain management

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.

Webcast Educates Physicians About Evaluation of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Educates Physicians About Evaluation of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea and vomiting accounts for about 1.5 to 2% of visits to primary care offices. It is a common chronic problem and it can be frightening for the patient and often frustrating for the providers. But the good news is that there are pharmacologic and dietary measures that can help. Here today to discuss the medical management of chronic vomiting is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Gokul Bala. And then to discuss the nutritional management of nausea and vomiting is Assistant Professor of Medical Dietetics, Dr. Kristen Roberts.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: To understand the common causes, pathophysiology, and approach in patients with chronic vomiting; and To know the management of chronic vomiting, including nutritional care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of chronic vomiting
  • The role of the registered dietitian nutritionist in managing chronic vomiting
  • Red flags
  • Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Enteral nutrition administration strategies
  • Vomiting during pregnancy

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.

Get Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Update from CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Update from CME Webcast. We now have many new anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs for physicians to choose from but more choices means that it can be harder to select the best drug for any given clinical situation. On this CME webcast, we are going to help you pick the best anticoagulant and the best antiplatelet for your patients. We’re pleased to welcome two anticoagulation experts from the Ohio State University. Tiffany Ortman is a clinical pharmacist who will be updating us about anticoagulants. And Danielle Blais is also a clinical pharmacist who will be updating us about antiplatelets.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DETERMINE optimal oral anticoagulant based on patient-specific characteristics; RECOMMENDED monitoring for direct oral anticoagulants; DESCRIBE the role of aspirin and oral P2Y12 inhibitors for patients with stable ischemic heart disease or acute coronary syndromes with or without percutaneous coronary intervention; and EVALUATE the advantages and disadvantages of the different P2Y12 inhibitors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The spectrum of anticoagulants
  • New anti-platelet drugs
  • Direct oral anticoagulant costs and insurance coverage
  • Home INR monitoring

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.

Experts Provide An Update on Treatment of COVID-19

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Provide An Update on Treatment of COVID-19. The pandemic is bad now but it is projected to get even worse over the next months. Many physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are going to be called on to care for patients with COVID-19 and we want to be sure that you have to tools you need to provide the best possible care for your patients. On this CME webcast, welcome back to MedNet21 two veteran presenters about the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Michael Haden is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Rachel Quaney is a pulmonologist and Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State.


What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW infection control measures necessary regarding SARS-CoV-2; PROVIDE update on current treatment recommendations for COVID-19; EVALUATE a patient with respiratory failure from COVID-19; and DISCUSS the risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission as well as the risk factors for severe COVID-19.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Improvements in the treatment of COVID-19
  • Changes in the ICU management of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccine safety

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 An Update on COPD

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides An Update on COPD. This webcast will give you opportunity learn a great deal about COPD from an our expert that manages it on a regular basis.

 

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Diagnose and classify COPD; Prescribe step-wise treatment for management of stable COPD; Identify patients who would benefit by home oxygen; Manage COPD exacerbations; and Develop strategies to reduce re-admissions for 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.