Learn About Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to be examining hospital workplace safety from three vantages points. To discuss hospital safety from the perspective of hospital administrative leadership is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital Division of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Elizabeth Seely. To discuss the medical staff’s role is Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser who is a hospitalist and the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And finally to discuss the role of hospital security is Mike Mandelkorn who is the Director of Medical Center Security at the Ohio State University.

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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
significance of workplace violence in health care; DESCRIBE a number of different best practices and approaches an organization can undertake to improve workplace safety.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Organizational measures to improve hospital workplace safety
  • What regulatory & accreditation agencies say
  • Hospital security training

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 Physicians About Interstitial Lung Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Interstitial Lung Disease. Once each year, I exercise moderator’s privileges and serve as both host and presenter and so today, I’m going to be talking about a topic that is important to me, namely interstitial lung disease.

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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 patients with undiagnosed interstitial lung disease based on clinical, radiographic, and pulmonary function test presentations; DISTINGUISH idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from other common interstitial diseases based on radiographic and pathologic findings; and DESCRIBE the initial management of common interstitial lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, non-specific interstitial pneumonitis,
hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and sarcoidosis.

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 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.