Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea. The causes of acute diarrhea can vary from the benign to the life-threatening. There is a similar spectrum of seriousness to the causes of chronic diarrhea. It is the primary care physician who is most often on the front line with patients who develop diarrhea and today on OSU MedNet21, we are going to help you diagnose and manage the common causes. First, to discuss acute diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Subhankar Chakraborty. And then to discuss chronic diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Madalina Butnariu.

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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 evaluation and management of acute diarrhea and dysentery; REVIEW epidemiologic associations of acute diarrhea; DESCRIBE causes of chronic diarrhea; and DISCUSS approach to diagnosis of patients with chronic diarrhea.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When you should send the patient to the hospital
  • Travel preparation
  • The role of diet in management of chronic diarrhea
  • Loperamide and bismuth in chronic diarrhea

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 Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the current treatment of ARDS. Joining our moderator in the studio are two specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Sonal Pannu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, and Dr. Matthew Exline is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and a vice chairman of the OSU Department of Internal Medicine. Sonal
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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 low tidal
volume ventilation is a basic tenet of lung protective ventilation for patients with ARDS and those admitted to the hospital who are at risk for ARDS; and UNDERSTAND prone positioning in patients with severe ARDS helps to improve mortality.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Treating ARDS
  • Whether it is better to correct the oxygen level or the carbon dioxide level
  • Practical strategies for paralyzing the patient
  • Nutrition in ARDS
  • Long-term consequences of ARDS
  • High frequency ventilation
  • Pressure control mode of mechanical ventilation
  • When to transfer the patient to an ECMO center

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 CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis. Sinuses have evolved in a lot of different ways to serve different purposes and they gave our ancestors important survival advantages. But when your head is all stopped up, your nose is running, and you have an excruciating pain above your cheek, you don’t really care, you just want to get better. Every year, about 30 million Americans get acute sinusitis and one out of every eight people have chronic sinusitis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about acute and chronic sinusitis. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sinus and Allergy here at Ohio State, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Bradley Otto.

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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 basic workup of patients with rhinosinusitis; and DEVELOP an understanding of the conditions that mimic or concomitantly exist with rhinosinusitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges of diagnosing acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • When to consult the otolaryngologist
  • The sinuses in systemic disease
  • Sinusitis surgery
  • Sinus stents

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.

Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain. We now know that opioid pain medications prescribed excessively are addictive and can abscond with our patients’ careers, their futures, and even their lives. But if we don’t treat their pain, then physicians are treated as professional failures. Well, on this CME webcast, we’re going to help you navigate pain. The goal is to set realistic expectations to manage your patients’ pain without turning their lives into a nightmare of addiction and despair. Joining our moderator in the studio is pain management expert and specialty practice pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Lisa Mostafavifar.

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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 multi-modal pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; and REVIEW guidelines for acute and chronic pain management that may help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Non-opioid pain management options
  • Setting realistic goals for pain control in the hospital
  • Opioid addiction following opioid prescriptions

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 An Epilepsy Update Viewing On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get An Epilepsy Update Viewing On-line CME Webcast. Today, the EEG is one of the most commonly performed tests in neurology and one of its primary uses is in the diagnosis and study of seizures. On this CME Webcast, we are going to review the basics of seizures and epilepsy: how to diagnose it, how to classify it, and how to treat it, including new non-pharmacologic therapies that are revolutionizing seizure management. We’re pleased to welcome Professor of Neurology and epilepsy specialist, Dr. William Bell.

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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 basic diagnosis of spells and seizures; LEARN basic medication treatment for epilepsy; and REVIEW advanced treatment options for refractory epilepsy including epilepsy surgery and devices.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Acute management of the patient having a seizure
  • Anti-epileptic drugs
  • Choosing between medication, surgery, or a vagal nerve stimulator
  • Advising patients about driving

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.