On-line Education Teaches on Clostridium difficile

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches on Clostridium difficile. On this CME webcast, we are going to discuss Clostridioides difficile: how to diagnosis it, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it in your patients and in your hospital. Let me welcome today’s guests. Lisa Hines is an infection preventionist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Christina Liscynesky is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Infectious Disease and the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Epidemiology.

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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 C diff assays; UNDERSTAND the different medications used to treat C. diff.; DESCRIBE the pathophysiology of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI); and IDENTIFY at least two infection prevention measures to decrease the spread of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) in the healthcare setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for C. diff
  • Diagnostic challenges
  • Mattresses and C. diff
  • Ultraviolet light emitters
  • Probiotic preparations
  • Other clinical presentations of C. diff
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • When to call a surgeon

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 Teaches Physicians About Child Abuse

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Child Abuse. The problem with child abuse is that it is the great mimic. It mimics the accidental burn. The inadvertent fall. The mysterious fracture. Child abuse ignores income, race, religion, and nationality. On this CME webcast, we’re going to help you identify child abuse in your patients. Joining our moderator is Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Ohio State University and the Medical Director of the level 1 trauma program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jonathan Groner.

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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 factors that increase the likelihood of child abuse in a pediatric trauma patient; and IDENTIFY rationale and methods of screening for child abuse in the emergency department.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The incidence of child abuse
  • How good health providers are at identifying child abuse
  • Prevention is possible
  • Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline:

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 Teaches Physicians About Aortic Aneurysms

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Aortic Aneurysms. Over the past 130 years, there have been remarkable advances in the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Joining our moderator to tell us about the current approaches to screening for and managing abdominal aortic aneurysms is the director of the Division of Vascular Surgery as well as Director of the Ohio State University Aortic Center, Professor of Surgery Dr. Timur Sarac.

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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 risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms; EXPLAIN which demographic groups to screen; and DESCRIBE the outcomes and complications of different methods of aneurysm repair.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms

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 Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the current treatment of ARDS. Joining our moderator in the studio are two specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Sonal Pannu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, and Dr. Matthew Exline is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and a vice chairman of the OSU Department of Internal Medicine. Sonal
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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 low tidal
volume ventilation is a basic tenet of lung protective ventilation for patients with ARDS and those admitted to the hospital who are at risk for ARDS; and UNDERSTAND prone positioning in patients with severe ARDS helps to improve mortality.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Treating ARDS
  • Whether it is better to correct the oxygen level or the carbon dioxide level
  • Practical strategies for paralyzing the patient
  • Nutrition in ARDS
  • Long-term consequences of ARDS
  • High frequency ventilation
  • Pressure control mode of mechanical ventilation
  • When to transfer the patient to an ECMO center

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.

Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

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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 currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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.