On-line Education Series Teaches On Common Poisonings

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Series Teaches On Common Poisonings. The American Association of Poison Control Centers manages a 24-hour hotline that is staffed by healthcare professionals with training in toxicology. Each year, U.S. poision control centers get more than 2 million calls about poison exposures, that works out to 1 poisoning every 15 seconds. Although poisonings still are most common in children between the ages of 1 and 3 years old, poisonings can and do occur in people of all ages. Therefore, it is important for all physicians who provide clinical care to patients to be familiar with the common causes of poisoning. Joining our webcast today to update you about poisoning is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Yee.

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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 potential GI decontamination methods and indications; and IDENTIFY life-threatening toxicologic ingestions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of poisonings
  • Use and limitations of the tox screen
  • www.webPOISONcontrol.org
  • Laundry detergent pod ingestion
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

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 Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases in which bone marrow cells do not fully mature into normal blood cells, resulting in reduced numbers of blood cells or cytopenias. It is estimated that more than 60,000 Americans have a myelodysplastic syndrome and as our population continues to age, that number will only increase. Joining us today to update us on myelodysplastic syndromes are two specialists in hematology from the Ohio State University. Dr. Katherine Walsh is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Alice Mims is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

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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 differential diagnosis and work-up of cytopenias, DESCRIBE the differences in prognosis and treatment between lower and higher risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome; RECOGNIZE clinical presentation of MDS and differential diagnosis; and DESCRIBE treatment recommendations for patients with low and high risk MDS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Causes of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Linalidomide
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes and vaccinations
  • When to be concerned about isolated: Leukopenia, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia.

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 Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal on our webcast. For thousands of years, almost every human society has used drugs in one form or another for their intoxicating effects. And our society is different only in that we now have access to many different drugs, both naturally occurring from plants and synthetically produced in chemical labs. Because of this, physicians need to know about the clinical presentations of more substances than ever before. To tell us about the recognition and management of substance intoxication and withdrawal, we welcome back addiction medicine specialist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Julie Teater and also Assistant Professor from both the departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman.

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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 initial assessment of the intoxicated patient or patient in withdrawal; LEARN the different types of drug testing available, as well as how to interpret these tests; RECOGNIZE the common presenting signs of intoxication and withdrawal from common addictive substances; DESCRIBE treatment of intoxication and withdrawal, including any FDA-approved medications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Alcohol and opioid withdrawal treatment
  • Common causes of intoxication

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 Webcast Teaches Physicians About Sarcoidosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Webcast Teaches Physicians About Sarcoidosis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you about the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis.

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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 how to distinguish sarcoidosis from other granulomatous disorders; DESCRIBE basic concepts relating to the treatment of sarcoidosis; EXPLAIN clinical presentation, basic histology and epidemiology of sarcoidosis; and UNDERSTAND the diagnostic criteria and the differential diagnoses for sarcoidosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Organ involvement and treatment selection
  • Administration and dosing of methotrexate
  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme levels (ACE)

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 Educates Learners on Lung Cancer Staging

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Learners on Lung Cancer Staging. On this program, we’re going to update you on the approach to lung cancer staging. Joining on moderator is our lung cancer expert from the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jean Bustamante Alvarez.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the importance of lung cancer staging and the need for a multidisciplinary approach; and IDENTIFY the minimally necessary studies that will be necessary to stage a patient with lung cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Racial disparities in lung cancer diagnosis and survival
  • Staging small cell lung cancer
  • Surgery versus stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
  • When PET-CT can miss lung cancer

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.