Learn About Surgical Management of Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Rectal Prolapse

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Surgical Management of Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Rectal Prolapse. Decades after Lane’s death, surgeons have now developed renewed interest in colectomy as treatment for constipation. The patient selection is of course much more rigorous. On this CME webcast to discuss surgical treatment of constipation as well as other pelvic floor abnormalities such as fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse is one of Ohio State University’s Colorectal experts. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Surgery Dr Amber Traugott.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the surgical evaluation of patients referred for constipation, fecal incontinence, or rectal prolapse.
  • Describe common surgical treatment options for constipation, fecal incontinence, and rectal prolapse.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Frequency of Surgical Treatment
  • Special Testing
  • Anorectal Exams
  • Constipation Care

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 Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Care on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Care on CME Webcast. 2017 and the US declares the opioid epidemic a public health crisis. The CDC reports 136 people die of opioid overdose every day with synthetic opioids being the most common culprit. Opioids are still a useful tool in our pain management arsenal particularly when we’re putting a patient through a painful procedure—but what else can we use to manage perioperative pain? Here to answer this question and more is Dr Michelle Humeidan, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: understand the pathophysiology and diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes; and identify therapies that reduce mortality in acute coronary syndromes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Frequency of Misuse
  • Addiction from short-term use
  • Opioid disposal
  • Preferred Opioids
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Intrathecal Opioids

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.

Physicians Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast. High levels of cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein can lead to atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. So how do we balance and manage the body’s needs for these essential building blocks with the risks of deadly disease? Fortunately, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have guidelines to address Cholesterol management. Here to discuss the intricacies of those guidelines are two of Ohio State University’s experts of Cardiovascular Medicine. I’m happy to welcome to MedNet Associate Professor of Cardiology Dr John Larry and Doctor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacist Amy James.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to do the following:
Understand guidelines and approach for management of dyslipidemias
Review treatment options beyond statins
Share clinical pearls of hyperlipidemia management

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Terminology
  • Prevalence
  • Lipid profile monitoring
  • Pregnancy & Lactation
  • Referral

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 Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. Probably the most important tests we use in evaluating and managing lung disease are pulmonary function tests and particularly, spirometry. In the past, PFTs were relegated to the hospital pulmonary function lab and they were usually interpreted by pulmonologists. But today, the availability of inexpensive office spirometers has led to many primary care physicians performing spirometry in their own offices and doing their own interpretations. The focus of today’s webcast is going to be on how to perform and interpret office spirometry. We’ll be covering all of the information that we require at our own hospital for credentialing non-pulmonologists to do spirometry. And then, we’ll finish up with a look at some of the other pulmonary function tests that you can order from full-service pulmonary labs.

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the indications for office spirometry
  • Understand the definitions of obstruction
  • Recognize common errors with data entry and performance of testing
  • Recognize common flow volume loop patterns
  • Understand the clinical significance of restriction and a low diffusing capacity

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 Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndrome on webcast. The latter half of the 1970s saw huge leaps in MI care with use of the fibrinolytics to open blocked arteries, the first cardiac angioplasty and stent placement. Since then our knowledge has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. To teach us about the epidemiology, spectrum of disease and treatment of myocardial infarctions and acute coronary syndromes is one of Ohio State University’s Interventional Cardiologists. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Dr Scott Lilly.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: understand the pathophysiology and diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes; and identify therapies that reduce mortality in acute coronary syndromes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Antiplatelet drug selection
  • Lytics
  • ACS in Women
  • Silent MIs
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Prevention

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.