CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention. If a painter or a plumber makes an error, it is annoying. But if doctor of a nurse makes an error, it can be deadly. Fortunately, by creating systems of medical care and promoting a culture of safety, many and maybe even most medical errors can be avoided. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to take a close look at medical errors: why they occur and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Surgery and the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Perioperative Services at the Ohio State University, Dr. David Renton.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE and discuss different types of medical errors; and DISCUSS different options for preventing medical errors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Failure of the individual versus failure of a system
  • Just culture
  • Root cause analysis
  • Event reporting systems
  • The problem with verbal orders
  • The Joint Commission and medical errors
  • Reducing ventilator-associated infections
  • Medical error disclosure
  • Electronic medical records and medical errors

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 on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. On this CME webcast, we are going to be examining the reasons for the rise in maternal mortality in the United States and what we can do to reduce it. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Cynthia Shellhaas is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State and has also served as the medical director of the Bureau of Child and Family Health Services at the Ohio Department of Health.

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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 epidemiology and trends in maternal mortality in the United States; and DESCRIBE causes of mortality and risk factors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The rising U.S. maternal mortality rates
  • Causes of maternal mortality
  • Preparing for and treating maternal hemorrhage
  • C-sections

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.

Atraumatic Shoulder Pain for the Primary Care Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Atraumatic Shoulder Pain for the Primary Care Physician is the topic for this webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to update you on the management of the most common shoulder conditions that a primary care physician is likely to encounter. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Andrew Neviaser.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DIAGNOSE rotator cuff
disease; and DIAGNOSE and initiate non-surgical treatment for adhesive capsulitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of shoulder pain
  • Indications for surgery
  • Management of impingement syndromes
  • Causes of acute versus chronic shoulder pain
  • Exercises to be avoided
  • Steroid injections
  • Shoulder dislocations

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 Discusses Evaluation of the Inpatient With Anemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Evaluation of the Inpatient With Anemia.  On this CME webcast, we are going to help you diagnose and treat the common causes of anemia you encounter during inpatient practice but really, a lot of this information is going to apply to outpatients as well. Joining our moderator is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Camila Masias.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Classify anemias according to their reticulocyte count and mean corpuscular volume; and determine the appropriate diagnostic workup required to identify the cause of anemia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common causes of anemia in inpatients
  • Initial approach in the evaluation of anemia
  • Interpretation of ferritin in the setting of inflammatory diseases
  • Causes of iron malabsorption
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy
  • Management of iron deficiency from heavy menstrual periods
  • Time to resolution of anemia after starting appropriate 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.

On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians. The dilemma that clinicians face is what do we do with all of these pulmonary nodules. Joining us on this CME webcast to shed some light on pulmonary nodules and give us a rational approach to their management is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from The Ohio State University, Dr. Edwin Jackson.

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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 approach to management of pulmonary nodules; and UNDERSTAND the difference between nodules identified on lung cancer screening examinations and incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of pulmonary nodules
  • Risk stratification and pulmonary nodules
  • Bronchoscopic versus CT-guided needle biopsy
  • Contrast-enhanced versus non-contrast CT scans
  • Whether everyone should get a screening chest CT

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.