CME Webcast Teaches on Non-Arthroplasty Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Teaches on Non-Arthroplasty Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Orthopedic surgeons now have alternatives to knee replacement and today on MedNet21, we’re going to hear about these. We’re pleased to welcome Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and expert in knee and shoulder sports-related injuries, Dr. Robert Duerr.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST the full range of non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee; and EXPLAIN the non-arthroplasty surgical options for managing osteoarthritis of the knee.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Treatment options other than knee joint replacement
  • When to proceed directly to arthroplasty
  • Red flags for knee osteoarthritis mimics

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 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.

Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast. Most humans hold implicit biases. And that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are evil. But it does mean that as healthcare providers, awareness of our own implicit biases are a necessary first step in eliminating bias in order to ensure that we treat our patients equally and that we treat ourselves equally. Last year, at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, the keynote speaker for the conference was an interventional cardiologist who gave a fantastic and very moving presentation on implicit bias and discrimination in health care. And so, we’ve asked him to speak with us today on MedNet. Let me welcome Professor of Internal Medicine and the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Ohio State University, Dr. Quinn Capers.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST 2 examples of how
racism or racial bias can impact patient care; and LIST 2 strategies to reduce racism or racial bias in medicine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Racial bias in American medicine
  • Eliminating racism and racial bias in healthcare

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 on Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use. With the invention of the hypodermic syringe and hollow needle in 1850, morphine began to be used for surgical procedures and post-operative pain. However, many people became addicted to morphine so chemists set out to develop safer, more effective, and less addictive opioids. Thus heroin was created by the Bayer pharmaceutical company in 1898. That was followed by the synthesis of meperidine in 1939, methadone in 1946, and fentanyl in 1960. But all of these proved to be just as addictive as morphine. And this has left physicians in general and surgeons in particular with the dilemma of how do you relieve pain and suffering without causing the harm of addiction? Fortunately, we now have some guidance. Joining the webcast to tell us about strategies to treat pain while reducing opioid doses is OSU Professor of Plastic Surgery and the Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Janis.

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: UNDERSTAND the current epidemiology and causes of the current opioid crisis in the United States; Understand the current opioid prescribing practices for perioperative pain; and DEVELOP intra-operative and post-operative pain management strategies to reduce opioid use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether opioids used for pain management result in opioid addiction?
  • Opioid alternatives for pain management

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 Physicians About Skin Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Skin Cancer. In the 215 years since Laennec discovered melanoma, we have learned an enormous amount about this malignancy and how to best treat it. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the latest information. Joining our moderator are two skin cancer specialists from the James Cancer Hospital. Dr. Joal Beane is a surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Carlo Contreras is an Associate Professor of Surgery, also from the OSU Division of Surgical Oncology.

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: Describe at least two advantages of neoadjuvant therapy in patients with resectable Stage III/IV melanoma; List the 2 main classes of neoadjuvant therapy in patients with resectable Stage III/IV melanoma; and UNDERSTAND the diagnosis and management of cutaneous melanoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Subtypes of melanoma
  • Evaluation and diagnosis
  • Indications for referral
  • Role of metastasectomy in advanced melanoma

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.