CME Webcast Discusses Approach to Thrombocytopenia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Approach to Thrombocytopenia. Joining our moderator today to tell us all about the approach to thrombocytopenia is hematologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Spero Cataland. And also nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Samir Parikh.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPLY a practical approach to the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia associated with acute kidney injury; DIFFERENTIATE the causes of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and their potential for causing renal failure; DIFFERENTIATE the more common causes of thrombocytopenia from the rare and serious causes of thrombocytopenia that require a specific management strategy; and RECOGNIZE and diagnose the more causes of thrombocytopenia (HIT, ITP, and TTP) that require rapid identification and specialized treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of thrombocytopenia
  • New treatments for thrombocytopenia
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) treatment
  • Treatment strategies for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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 Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is incredibly common and destined to only become more common in the future. On this CME webcast, we are going to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Joining us today are sleep medicine specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Steven Holfinger is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Madelyn Rosenthal is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY screen patients in a primary care setting; DIAGNOSE sleep apnea with appropriate testing; UNDERSTAND the important factors that should be addressed at each obstructive sleep apnea follow up visit; and RECOGNIZE and troubleshoot common factors that affect PAP adherence, residual daytime sleepiness and nasal congestion.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Sleep apnea risk factors
  • Pre-operative screening for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mask options
  • Dental devices and surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Management of central sleep apnea
  • Auto-CPAP machines
  • The economics of CPAP equipment
  • Treatment of snoring

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 Webcast Discusses Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. On this CME webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on the latest about chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. Joining us is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Kerry Rogers. And also hematologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from OSU and the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Jennifer Woyach.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CLL is a chronic lymphoid malignancy which does not need treatment at diagnosis if asymptomatic and has a survival of many years; CLL patients are at higher risk for second cancers or infection so it is important so all CLL patients with CLL should get all age appropriate cancer screenings and vaccinations; UNDERSTAND indications for treatment in CLL and the rationale for the watch and wait approach; and UNDERSTAND some serious side effects that can occur with oral targeted therapies in CLL.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risks for CLL
  • Current approach to treatment of CLL
  • Roles and limitations of automated WBC differentials
  • Initial approach to lymphocytosis
  • Emerging trends in first line treatment of CLL
  • Role of age of the patient in therapeutic decision making
  • Stem cell transplants

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 Webcast Discusses Common Office Procedures

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Common Office Procedures. This CME webcast has been designed to standardize the techniques used by physicians at our hospital who seek office procedure credentials and it will also help you to keep up to date with your own procedural skills. Joining our moderator today to discuss office dermatologic procedures are Associate Professor of Family Medicine Dr. Bethany Panchal and Associate Professor of Family Medicine Dr. Kristen Rundell. And then to discuss office joint injections and aspirations is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Larry Nolan.

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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 different skin procedures performed in the office for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons and their indications; DESCRIBE risks, benefits and complications for each procedure; and UNDERSTAND the indications and proper technique for common musculoskeletal injections in the office for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common Dermatologic Office Procedures
  • Incorporating dermatology telemedicine into the primary care practice
  • Common Orthopedic Office Procedures
  • How frequently cryosurgery be repeated
  • Approach to moles
  • Steroid choice and dosage
  • Frequency of repeat injections

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 Stroke Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Stroke Update. There have been remarkable advances in our understanding of stroke and how to best treat it, especially with fibrinolytics such as t-PA. Here today to update us on the treatment of stroke is Ohio State University Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Vivien Lee and OSU Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ciaran Powers.

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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 evidence behind IVtPA for acute ischemic stroke treatment; and DESCRIBE the evidence behind mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Catheter-based intervention in acute stroke
  • Choosing the right brain imaging test
  • Time goals for treatment of acute stroke
  • Blood pressure management in acute stroke
  • NIH Stroke Score

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.