On-line Education Teaches Physicians About E-Cigarettes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About E-Cigarettes. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining e-cigarettes, what they are, how they can affect one’s health, and what their role is in smoking cessation. Joining us today is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Joanna Tsai. And also, tobacco treatment specialist and pulmonary nurse practitioner from Ohio State, Gretchen Whitby.

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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 what an e-cigarette is and what it is composed of; IDENTIFY potential risks with e-cigarette use; LIST two pros and two cons of e-cigarette usage for current e-cigarette users ; and DESCRIBE two reasons to recommend FDA approved smoking cessation medications over e-cigarette usage to help your patients quit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • E-cigarettes and vaping
  • Nicotine and breast milk
  • Nicotine poisoning
  • E-cigarettes and home oxygen use
  • E-cigarette use in public areas
  • Diacetyl and e-cigarettes
  • Medications used in tobacco treatment

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 Suicide Risk Assessment on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Suicide Risk Assessment on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to be discussing the assessment of suicide to give you the tools you need to recognize suicide risks so that you can direct patients to psychiatric care that can save their lives. Joining us in the studio is Professor and Vice Chairman of Department of Psychiatry from the Ohio State University, Dr. Eileen 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: RECOGNIZE the major risk factors and warning signs for suicide; and assess patients for suicidal risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of suicide
  • Suicide assessment tools
  • Medical hold for suicidal patients
  • Resources for physicians in outpatient settings
  • Overview of the treatment approach to suicidal patients
  • Time course for SSRI effectiveness

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 Influenza Myths on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Influenza Myths on Webcast. We recently had infectious disease specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Mahdee Sobhanie on our webcast discussing Influenza. He and our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, had an interesting Q and A about common Influenza myths. See what our expert had to say in the video below.

Learn about influenza myths


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 Common Allergic Diseases in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Allergic Diseases in Primary Care. For Daniel Bovet’s discovery of antihistamines he was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Medicine. In the 60 years since then, there have been remarkable discoveries about allergies and how to treat them. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on some of the most recent developments. Joining our moderator is allergist and Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, Dr. Casey Curtis.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: OUTLINE common allergic conditions that may present diagnostic or therapeutic uncertainty; and REVIEW criteria for referral to an allergist for these conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common allergic conditions in primary care medicine
  • When to refer the patient to an allergist
  • Penicillin allergy testing
  • Whether penicillin-allergic patients also allergic to cephalosporins

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 Headache on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Headache on On-line CME Webcast. Today, we have a much better understanding of what causes headache and we have much more effective and safer treatments for migraine. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, to tell us all about headache is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dr. Kevin Weber.

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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 different types of migraine; and DESCRIBE the therapies for adult and pediatric migraine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of headache
  • Diagnostic approach to the patient with headache
  • When to consult a headache specialist
  • Quantifying headache

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.