Experts Teach on Common Office Procedures

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Experts Teach on Common Office Procedures. Some of the most commonly performed in-office procedures involve the skin and the joints. Our skin is the largest organ in the body, so it’s no surprise that dermatologic complaints are also one of the most common reasons for a doctor’s visit. Many skin lesions such as warts or skin tags may be easily treated in the office. Some skin lesions, that are not readily diagnosed by physical exam, may benefit from biopsy. Procedures such as cryosurgery and skin biopsy are simple, common and extremely useful tools in the primary care arsenal to diagnose and treat skin conditions. On this webcast, we will review these two dermatologic procedures Cryosurgery and Skin biopsy so you, our viewers can perform these in your practice.

To share their expertise, We’ve invited two Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s primary care experts. Dr. Bethany Panchal is an Associate Professor of Family medicine who is very experienced at teaching physicians since she serves as the program director for Ohio State’s Family Medicine Residency Program. She’ll be covering Cryosurgery. Dr. Mary Meier is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and will cover skin biopsies. Beth & Mary, welcome to MedNet.

While we won’t be able to cover every office-based procedures that a primary care physician may perform, another important and common procedure is the joint injection. Joint injections historically were used not only to treat joint pain but also to diagnose joint effusions. On this program, We’re also delighted to invite back to the program Dr. Larry Nolan who is a primary care sports medicine physician at Ohio State and specializes in non-surgical approaches to musculoskeletal complaints.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Learn the indications for which cryosurgery can be applied.
  • Demonstrate techniques for using cryosurgery on different skin conditions.
  • Understand when to perform a punch biopsy based on the indications and contraindications to the procedure.
  • Understand when to perform a shave biopsy based on the indications and contraindications to the procedure.
  • Understand the different skin procedures performed in the office for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons and their indications
  • Understand the common injection techniques performed in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Timing
  • Indications
  • Anesthetic

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 the Latest About Common Spine Disorders on Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn the Latest About Common Spine Disorders on Webcast. Today on MedNet21, we are going to show you just how far spine surgery has come. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and the residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Andrew Grossbach.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify presenting symptoms common to lumbar stenosis
  • Identify presenting symptoms common to cervical stenosis

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques
  • Robotics and spine surgery
  • Artificial intelligence and pre-operative planning
  • Initial imaging of spine disorders
  • Surgical decision making in spinal and foraminal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis and spine surgery
  • Obesity and spine surgery
  • Activities and exercise in the post-op period
  • Initial assessment of the sports-related back injury

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 Common Knee Complaints

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Common Knee Complaints. Osteoarthritis is extremely common with over 32 million adults suffering from the condition. The knee is one of the most affected joints for OA and knee pain is a very frequent complaint in primary care. On this CME webcast, we’ll be discuss two common knee complaints, Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Root tears. Our first guest is Dr Michael Baria who is a Sports Medicine expert at Ohio State University. He is the director of sports orthobiologics and serves as the team physician for Ohio State Wrestling. He’ll take us through the use of newer treatment knee OA, Platelet rich plasma and conservative versus surgical approach for meniscal root tears. Also, joining us is Dr John DeWitt. John is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center specializing in sports and orthopedic PT.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand data supporting the use of PRP for knee OA
  • Recognize the presentation of meniscal root tears
  • Review value of PT to manage knee OA
  • Describe meniscal root injuries rehabilitation milestones

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PT for Knee OA
  • Education
  • PRP’s role in Knee OA
  • PT length

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 Guidelines for the Sidelines: Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sports

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Guidelines for the Sidelines: Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sports. Sports injuries lead to not only time away from sport but also missed school, missed work, medical expenses and sometimes lasting residual effects. In the United States alone, there are approximately 8.6 million sports and recreation related injuries each year. Over a third of these injuries land in the emergency room and half are seen in for doctor’s office—that makes sports-related injuries one of the most common types of acute visits. So, here to teach us about the most common forms of acute musculoskeletal sports injuries on the sidelines and how to manage them are two of Ohio State University’s Sports Medicine experts. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Dr Timothy Miller and Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Dr Bryant Walrod.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

  • Learners will understand the most effective reduction maneuvers for treating acute shoulder (glenohumeral joint) dislocations.
  • Learners will be able to understand the common causes of an acute knee effusion following a sports related knee injury.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Which sports have the most injuries
  • Which sports require a physician present on the sideline

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 Series Teaches On Common Poisonings

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Series Teaches On Common Poisonings. The American Association of Poison Control Centers manages a 24-hour hotline that is staffed by healthcare professionals with training in toxicology. Each year, U.S. poision control centers get more than 2 million calls about poison exposures, that works out to 1 poisoning every 15 seconds. Although poisonings still are most common in children between the ages of 1 and 3 years old, poisonings can and do occur in people of all ages. Therefore, it is important for all physicians who provide clinical care to patients to be familiar with the common causes of poisoning. Joining our webcast today to update you about poisoning is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Yee.

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: IDENTIFY potential GI decontamination methods and indications; and IDENTIFY life-threatening toxicologic ingestions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of poisonings
  • Use and limitations of the tox screen
  • www.webPOISONcontrol.org
  • Laundry detergent pod ingestion
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

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.