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.

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.

Learn About Palliative Medicine and COVID-19 on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Palliative Medicine and COVID-19 on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing how to care for patients with advanced lung disease at the end of life. And we’re going to be focusing on how these same palliative care principles can be applied to patients with COVID-19. Joining our moderator on the webcast from the Ohio State University Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine Dr. Jennica Johns.

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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 advanced care planning for patients with advanced lung disease as well as others in the setting of COVID-19; and IDENTIFY basic tools for symptomatic treatment of patients with advanced lung disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Advanced care planning for patients with COVID-19
  • Palliation of dyspnea in COVID-19
  • Managing opioid side effects

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 Acupuncture on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Acupuncture on CME Webcast. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at acupuncture and its role in the treatment of symptoms and conditions. Joining me is pain management specialist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. Melissa Tornero-Bold. Melissa, some physicians view acupuncture as just having a placebo effect.

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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 Integrating Modern Medicine and Acupuncture, in the setting of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and DESCRIBE Locations and Properties of Important Acupuncture Points for various medical conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether the data shows that acupuncture can be effective
  • How does one learn to do acupuncture

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 Valuable Information About Common Bites and Stings on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Valuable Information About Common Bites and Stings on CME Webcast. The World Health Organization estimates that 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes each year, half of them by poisonous snakes. Each year, about 100,000 people die of snake bite and 300,000 require an amputation. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you about the management of not just snake bites but bites by other animals and stings by insects. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. David Hartnett.

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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 incidence of bites and stings in the US; and REVIEW management of clinically relevant species.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common bites and stings in clinical practice
  • The most dangerous bites and stings
  • Field management of snake bite
  • Hospital management of snake bite
  • Management of human bites
  • Changing geographic distribution of ticks
  • Bed bug decontamination

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.