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On-line Education Teaches on Clostridium difficile

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches on Clostridium difficile. On this CME webcast, we are going to discuss Clostridioides difficile: how to diagnosis it, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it in your patients and in your hospital. Let me welcome today’s guests. Lisa Hines is an infection preventionist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Christina Liscynesky is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease and the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Epidemiology.

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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 difference between C diff assays; UNDERSTAND the different medications used to treat C. diff.; DESCRIBE the pathophysiology of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI); and IDENTIFY at least two infection prevention measures to decrease the spread of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) in the healthcare setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for C. diff
  • Diagnostic challenges
  • Mattresses and C. diff
  • Ultraviolet light emitters
  • Probiotic preparations
  • Other clinical presentations of C. diff
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • When to call a surgeon

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 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It turns out that this is an incredibly common condition that you will encounter regularly in your practice whether you are a pediatrician, family physician, internist, obstetrician, dermatologist, or endocrinologist. Joining me today to update us on polycystic ovary syndrome is endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lekshmi Nair.

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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 the clinical presentation of PCOS and diagnostic criteria; and REVIEW the symptom based management and comprehensive approach to caring for patients with PCOS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Treating polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Strategies to improve conception
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause
  • Medications to avoid in polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and cancer risk

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 Treatments for Osteoporosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Treatments for Osteoporosis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on the latest recommendations for the management of osteoporosis and on the latest developments in pharmacologic treatment. Joining our moderator in the studio is endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Steven Ing. And endocrinologist and also Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Laura Ryan.

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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 2017 ACP guidelines on osteoporosis; DISCUSS studies subsequent to guidelines; UNDERSTAND the latest data on therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis using evidence based clinical studies; and IMPROVE comfort in deciding on initial therapy to choose for patients at high risk for fracture, then monitoring that choice over time.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New developments in osteoporosis treatment
  • Choosing a bisphosphonate
  • Calcium & 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.

CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management. On this CME webcast, we’re going to acquaint you with procedures and strategies used in comprehensive pain management that can relieve pain and suffering without risking promotion of addiction. Joining moderator today are pain management specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Whitney Luke is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. And Dr. Melissa Tornero-Bold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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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 role
of injection and neuromodulation therapy as well as identification of appropriate patients for referral for interventional treatment; and DESCRIBE updated Ohio state regulatory laws for opioid prescribing.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training process for pain management specialists
  • Common procedures used in pain management
  • Team approach to chronic back pain
  • Acupuncture in the management of complex pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Unique challenges of cancer pain
  • Normal duration of post-operative pain
  • Management of chronic post-operative pain
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical 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.

Learn About Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions. More choices in depression management means more decisions to make in depression management. And more decisions can create a conundrum for physicians. On this CME webcast, we are going to help you navigate the often confusing challenge of treating depression in patients with medical illness. Joining us today is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Kevin Johns.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTANDING how depression impacts other medical conditions; and UNDERSTANDING how to diagnose and treat depression in patients with chronic medical problems.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Depression in medical illness
  • Whether the choice of anti-depressant matters

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.