CME Webcast Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Update. COVID-19 is not the first epidemic that mankind has faced. Nor will it be the last. For 225 years, physicians have used vaccines to control epidemic infections. Today on MedNet, we are going to learn about the most recent vaccine that humankind is using to combat a deadly infection, namely COVID-19. Joining me today are 3 leaders of the Ohio State University’s COVID vaccination efforts. Ryan Haley is an ambulatory services administrator and the organizer of the OSU vaccine program. Dr. Jonathan Parsons is a Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is also the Executive Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations of the Department of Internal Medicine. And Dr. Nora Colburn is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease as well as the Associate Medical Director of Epidemiology at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. The format for today’s program is that I am going to start off with an overview of the storage and preparation of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines. Next, Ryan Haley will be telling us about the logistics of setting up a COVID vaccination program. Dr. Colburn will tell us about the new mRNA technology being used for these vaccines. And finally, Dr. Parsons will be telling us about the safety and side effects of the vaccines.

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 the high level strategy for the administration process of the COVID-19 vaccine; list the operational tactics for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine; understand the mechanism of action of mRNA vaccines; review the data from Phase 3 clinical trials of the 2 currently available mRNA vaccines; understand the overall safety profile of the current COVID vaccine, the most common side effects; describe the precautions that should be taken to maintain patient safety during vaccination

You’ll also learn about the following:

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

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.

Experts Provide An Update on Treatment of COVID-19

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Provide An Update on Treatment of COVID-19. The pandemic is bad now but it is projected to get even worse over the next months. Many physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are going to be called on to care for patients with COVID-19 and we want to be sure that you have to tools you need to provide the best possible care for your patients. On this CME webcast, welcome back to MedNet21 two veteran presenters about the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Michael Haden is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Rachel Quaney is a pulmonologist and Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State.


What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW infection control measures necessary regarding SARS-CoV-2; PROVIDE update on current treatment recommendations for COVID-19; EVALUATE a patient with respiratory failure from COVID-19; and DISCUSS the risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission as well as the risk factors for severe COVID-19.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Improvements in the treatment of COVID-19
  • Changes in the ICU management of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccine safety

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 Palliative Medicine and COVID-19 on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Palliative Medicine and COVID-19 on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing how to care for patients with advanced lung disease at the end of life. And we’re going to be focusing on how these same palliative care principles can be applied to patients with COVID-19. Joining our moderator on the webcast from the Ohio State University Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine Dr. Jennica Johns.

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 advanced care planning for patients with advanced lung disease as well as others in the setting of COVID-19; and IDENTIFY basic tools for symptomatic treatment of patients with advanced lung disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Advanced care planning for patients with COVID-19
  • Palliation of dyspnea in COVID-19
  • Managing opioid side effects

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 The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure in our latest CME webcast. Today, we’re bringing you a special edition of OSU MedNet in order to update you about the COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, we discussed the status of the disease as of early February. At that time, spread of the virus to the United States was mostly a theoretic possibility. Today, it is a public health and economic reality. As our hospitals see more COVID-19 patients, we will need to be prepared to take care of those with the most severe manifestation of the disease, namely respiratory failure. And many physicians who are not as experienced with respiratory failure and ventilators may be called on to help take care of these patients. So today on MedNet, we’re going to show you how to manage the COVID-19 patient who gets admitted to the intensive care unit.

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 those COVID-19 patients who require intensive care unit management; CHOOSE correct isolation procedures for patients with COVID-19 requiring respiratory support; and SELECT optimal ventilator settings and patient positioning for COVID-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common Presenting Symptoms
  • Symptoms at Presentation
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation
  • COVID-19 Do’s and Don’ts
  • Planning for ICU surge capacity
  • Ventilator modes
  • Ventilation and Oxygenation
  • Picking and changing settings
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation

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.