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.

On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME for Immigrant Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close up look at the process of immigration from the physician’s perspective. What medical evaluations immigrants have to undergo and what healthcare workers need to know about the immigration process. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Mark Troyer

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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 major types of immigration to the US, with focus on the origins of refugees arriving in Ohio; and OUTLINE the framework of medical screening that occurs inside and outside the US during immigration.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why people immigrate
  • Immigrant populations in Columbus, Ohio
  • Interpreter services
  • PPD versus Quantiferon
  • Cultural differences in end-of-life care
  • Medical implications of undocumented immigrants
  • Integrating traditional medicine with Western medicine
  • Health insurance for non-citizens
  • Immigrants requiring dialysis and other chronic medical treatments

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.

CME Webcast Discusses Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Discusses Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Joining our webcast to tell you all about the newest developments in chronic myelogenous leukemia is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Katherine Walsh. And then to tell you about acute myeloid leukemia is OSU hematologist and also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alice Mims.

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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 the clinical presentation and diagnosis of CML; REVIEW the front line treatment options and milestones for response to treatment; DESCRIBE the clinical presentation and diagnosis of AML.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of CML
  • Presenting signs and symptoms of AML
  • Stem cell transplant in CML
  • Initial evaluation and management of patients with suspected AML
  • Initial treatment of patients with AML
  • CML blast crisis
  • Leukemoid reaction versus CML
  • Which patients with AML require a lumbar puncture
  • Which patients with AML need a permanent venous catheter

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.