Learn About The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure in our latest CME webcast. Today, we’re bringing you a special edition of OSU MedNet in order to update you about the COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, we discussed the status of the disease as of early February. At that time, spread of the virus to the United States was mostly a theoretic possibility. Today, it is a public health and economic reality. As our hospitals see more COVID-19 patients, we will need to be prepared to take care of those with the most severe manifestation of the disease, namely respiratory failure. And many physicians who are not as experienced with respiratory failure and ventilators may be called on to help take care of these patients. So today on MedNet, we’re going to show you how to manage the COVID-19 patient who gets admitted to the intensive care unit.

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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 those COVID-19 patients who require intensive care unit management; CHOOSE correct isolation procedures for patients with COVID-19 requiring respiratory support; and SELECT optimal ventilator settings and patient positioning for COVID-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common Presenting Symptoms
  • Symptoms at Presentation
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation
  • COVID-19 Do’s and Don’ts
  • Planning for ICU surge capacity
  • Ventilator modes
  • Ventilation and Oxygenation
  • Picking and changing settings
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation

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 Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders. Today, we now know a lot more about gastrointestinal motility disorders and we now have many new treatments to offer patients who previously had no hope for improvement. Joining our moderator to tell us all about esophageal and gastric motility disorders is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Gokul Bala.

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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 approach and management of achalasia and persistent reflux; and DISCUSS the approach and management of gastroparesis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Symptoms of esophageal and gastric motility disorders
  • Common causes of dysphagia
  • Management of high gastric residuals by nasogastric tube
  • Indications for J-tubes
  • Medications that can affect gastric and esophageal motility
  • Surgical myotomy versus PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Esophagram versus modified barium swallow with speech 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 The Dizzy Patient on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About The Dizzy Patient on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to explore the causes and treatment of persistent dizziness. Joining our moderator in the studio is otoneurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. John Oas and also physical therapist and vestibular rehabilitation expert, Greg Wenger.

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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 typical patient history & vestibular rehabilitation techniques of common vestibular disorders; and UNDERSTAND the roles of the 3 systems of balance.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Otoneurology
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Dizziness and sinusitis/otitis
  • Examination and diagnostic testing of the dizzy patient
  • Diet and hydration
  • Vestibular rehabilitation therapists
  • Ménière’s disease

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.

On-line Education Teaches on Massive and Sub-massive Pulmonary Emboli

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014On-line Education Teaches on Massive and Sub-massive Pulmonary Emboli. Despite the availability of newer and safer anticoagulants, people still die from pulmonary embolism. But we now have new treatments that can offer hope to those patients with the most life-threatening pulmonary emboli. Here to update us is cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Cindy Baker.

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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 risk stratification of patients presenting with pulmonary embolus; and REVIEW pharmacologic, percutaneous and surgical options for pulmonary embolus.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New developments
  • Role on the amount of clot seen on CT scan in clinical decision making
  • Post-treatment follow-up

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 a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close look at hospital readmissions, what causes them, what we can do in the hospital to reduce them, and what we can do in the ambulatory setting to reduce them. Joining me today is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Brian Doyle.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE readmissions and describe factors associated with readmitted patients; and DESIGN an introductory approach to address readmissions in their own healthcare setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Measures to reduce readmissions
  • Length of stay and readmission rates
  • Structure of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
  • What nurses and respiratory therapists can do to reduce readmissions

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.