CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health. Today on our CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing air traveler’s health. First, to discuss how human physiology changes at high altitude and then to tell us about supplemental oxygen during air flight, pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu Mukku. Then, to tell us about the common medical conditions occurring during air travel and at high altitude, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Christopher Paul.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

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.

Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about oropharyngeal cancer, what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. We’re pleased to welcome head and neck cancer specialist and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Stephen Kang.

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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 common patterns of clinical presentation of oropharynx cancer; and RECOGNIZE the role of HPV in the development of oropharynx cancer, and the way HPV has changed head and neck cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnostic challenges of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Causes of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer versus oropharyngeal cancer
  • Non-squamous cell oropharyngeal cancers
  • Parotid gland tumors
  • Dysphagia after oropharyngeal cancer treatment
  • Speech and taste after oropharyngeal cancer 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.

CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis. For his discovery of the virus we now know as hepatitis B and his discovery of a vaccine against it, Dr. Barry Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize. At the time of his death, the Scientific Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center where Blumberg worked said of him: “I think it’s fair to say that Barry prevented more cancer deaths than any person who’s ever lived.” Hepatitis B is only one of a number of viruses as well as drugs and other conditions that can cause acute hepatitis. Here in the studio, with our moderator, to tell us about the different causes of acute hepatitis is hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sean Kelly. And then to discuss the fundamentals of management of patients with acute liver failure, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Section of Hepatology at the Ohio State University, Dr. James Hanje.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the most common causes of acute hepatitis and characteristics of each type; and IDENTIFY the difference between abnormal liver function tests/acute hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of acute hepatitis
  • New developments in the management of acute liver failure
  • Initial lab testing in patients with acute hepatitis
  • The role of radiographic imaging in evaluation of acute hepatitis
  • Use of the ammonia level in acute liver failure
  • When and how to assess intracranial hypertension

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 Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

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 Details about Acute Renal Failure on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get Details about Acute Renal Failure on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at acute kidney injury from two unique perspectives. First, to tell us how acute kidney injury is actually a multi-organ system disease, nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Uni Bhatt. And then to tell us about the emerging field of onconephrology, we have Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine also from the Division of Nephrology, Dr. Jason Prosek.

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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 the changing incidence and mortality of acute kidney injury; DESCRIBE the long term renal and cardiac consequences of acute kidney injury; DISCUSS Treatment algorithm of TKI-induced HTN.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of acute kidney injury
  • Onconephrology
  • The glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Diagnostic approach to the cancer patient with acute kidney injury
  • Cancer-related hypercalcemia
  • Tumor lysis syndrome

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.