CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you all about vitamin D: its chemistry, the symptoms of deficiency, how to test for it, and how to treat it. We’re  delighted to welcome our guest, Dr. Deborah Gordish. Dr. Gordish is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine here at Ohio State.

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 effects of Vitamin D on the skeletal and nonskeletal systems; and UNDERSTAND testing guidelines and treatment recommendations for Vitamin D replacement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Rickets
  • Common signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency in economically developed countries
  • When to do vitamin D testing
  • Vitamin D toxicity
  • Sunscreens and the amount of sun necessary to make endogenous vitamin D

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.

What Hospital Site Administrators Need to do for MOC

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Here’s a guide to help you understand what Hospital Site Administrators need to do for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). One of the most important items is ensuring that attendees are signing in before your CME Webcast sessions and indicating if they they would like CME, MOC, or both during the group viewing.  If physicians would like MOC, they must take the pre-test on our website (https://ccme.osu.edu/) before coming to the webcast group viewing.

Here’s what the time sheet should look like. Make sure it has a checkbox or something similar for selecting MOC. If attendees want MOC, they must select the checkbox or indicate “Yes”. This is important because if they select that they want MOC, you will not assign them CME for attending the webcast.

For each attendee that indicates that they would like MOC on the time sheet, you’ll need to navigate to the Admin Section for the webcast to indicate their intent, by selecting the MOC checkbox for the webcast.

Here’s how to do this.

Log into your account and click the Admin Section button.  Once in the Admin Section, click the Webcasts button.

Click the Select button to choose a webcast.

Notice that there is an MOC checkbox  on the screen next to the name of the physician.

Click the checkbox for each individual that indicated that they want MOC.

Also, for any person that wants MOC, you cannot assign that person a CME credit. This is because with MOC there is a self assessment element to the educational process, and a pre-test and post-test must be completed to earn the MOC point.

The only way individuals can get MOC is by completing the pre-test before viewing the webcast, and then by passing the post-test after the webcast. If the user takes the pre-test and passes the post-test, a CME credit and an MOC point will be added to their on-line account.

On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma. In the past year, there have been 4 new drugs approved to treat multiple myeloma and these are changing the way that we manage patients with this disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about what multiple myeloma is, how you diagnosis it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator in the studio is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Ashley Rosko. And also from the division of hematology, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Yvonne Efebera joining us.

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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 difference between MGUS, smoldering Myeloma, Symptomatic multiple Myeloma; DESCRIBE the general clinical features of plasma cell myeloma including the diagnosis, and steps required for evaluation; UNDERSTAND Treatment strategy for Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant and Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients not Eligible for Transplant.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of multiple myeloma
  • Prognosis of multiple myeloma
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy?
  • Screening patients with kidney failure for multiple myeloma
  • Management of hypercalcemia and renal failure in multiple myeloma
  • Autologous versus allogenic stem cell transplant

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 Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

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: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.