Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians. If you are a physician, you don’t have to be an emergency medicine doctor or a cardiologist to encounter syncope. On our webcast to tell us about the common causes of syncope and how to approach it diagnostically is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Vijay Duggirala.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CREATE a high yield framework for clinicians to diagnose syncope; and IDENTIFY reasons for hospitalization and invasive testing in patients with syncope.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of syncope
  • Evaluation of the patient with syncope
  • Physical exam of the patient with syncope
  • What to look for on the EKG
  • Who needs an EEG
  • Admission versus observation status
  • What to tell patients to do when they have vasovagal prodromes
  • What to do if you witness syncope outside of the hospital
  • Medications causing syncope
  • Driving restrictions after syncope

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 Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.