Get Our Latest Updates on COVID-19

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Get Our Latest Updates on COVID-19 on CME Webcast. We’re now two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and a lot has changed since our previous COVID programs on MedNet. On this webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date about developments in managing the infection and about keeping your patients and your community safe. First, Jim Allen will review the current epidemiology of COVID. Next, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease, Dr. Michael Haden will tell us about the latest on vaccines. Then, Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Randy Wexler will update us on outpatient treatment and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Dustin Chase will update us on inpatient treatment. Finally, our moderator will review travel precautions in the era of COVID.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: interpret common epidemiologic datasets used for COVID-19; advise patients about the indications, risks, and benefits of COVID-19 vaccinations; manage outpatients with COVID-19; be familiar with inpatient treatment of patients with COVID-19; advise patients about travel precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 COVID-19 Chronic Symptoms

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on COVID-19 Chronic Symptoms. COVID is leaving tens of thousands of people with persistent symptoms. And this is challenging primary care physicians all over the world. Today on MedNet21, we are going to be discussing chronic COVID symptoms and how you can help your patients recovering from COVID return to a normal life. We’re delighted to welcome rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Alexa Simon Meara.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: recognize the symptom
of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19; and understand treatment approaches of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Fibromyalgia versus long COVID
  • Prognosis of post acute sequelae of COVID-19
  • Diet and exercise recommendations
  • Sleep disturbances in long COVID patients
  • Presentation in vaccinated versus unvaccinated patients

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

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.

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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 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.

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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 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.