Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment, and How to Talk About it With Patients

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment, and How to Talk About it With Patients. For primary care physicians and other healthcare providers, there is an essential component to weight management that starts in our offices. And that is how we talk to our patients about obesity, because those conversations set the stage for medication prescription, dietician management, and surgical treatment. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at the most successful strategies that you can use in your daily practice to discuss obesity with your patients. We’re pleased to welcome clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry from the Ohio State University, Dr. Ashleigh Pona.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Teach learners how to screen for and evaluate obesity and utilize different methods to adequately treat obesity as a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial disease; and Teach learners about the negative consequences of weight bias and stigma, particularly in healthcare, and how to talk about weight with patients in a non-judgmental, non-stigmatizing way.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Unique challenges in counseling patients about obesity
  • How healthcare providers can help our patients with weight loss

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.

Webcast Educates Physicians About Evaluation of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Educates Physicians About Evaluation of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea and vomiting accounts for about 1.5 to 2% of visits to primary care offices. It is a common chronic problem and it can be frightening for the patient and often frustrating for the providers. But the good news is that there are pharmacologic and dietary measures that can help. Here today to discuss the medical management of chronic vomiting is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Gokul Bala. And then to discuss the nutritional management of nausea and vomiting is Assistant Professor of Medical Dietetics, Dr. Kristen Roberts.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: To understand the common causes, pathophysiology, and approach in patients with chronic vomiting; and To know the management of chronic vomiting, including nutritional care.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of chronic vomiting
  • The role of the registered dietitian nutritionist in managing chronic vomiting
  • Red flags
  • Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Enteral nutrition administration strategies
  • Vomiting during pregnancy

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 Peripheral Arterial Disease on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Peripheral Arterial Disease on CME Webcast. On this on-line program, we are going to update you about new developments in peripheral artery disease. I’m pleased to introduce our guests. Dr. Michael Go is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of Vascular Surgery here at Ohio State. And Dr. Said Atway is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics from the Division of Podiatry.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Review the anatomy and pathophysiology of PAD; and Review the demographics and diagnosis of PAD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Limb preservation programs
  • Presenting signs and symptoms of foot ischemia
  • Tests used in evaluation of suspected peripheral arterial disease
  • Hyperbaric oxygen

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 Evaluation of the Inpatient With Anemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Evaluation of the Inpatient With Anemia.  On this CME webcast, we are going to help you diagnose and treat the common causes of anemia you encounter during inpatient practice but really, a lot of this information is going to apply to outpatients as well. Joining our moderator is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Camila Masias.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Classify anemias according to their reticulocyte count and mean corpuscular volume; and determine the appropriate diagnostic workup required to identify the cause of anemia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The most common causes of anemia in inpatients
  • Initial approach in the evaluation of anemia
  • Interpretation of ferritin in the setting of inflammatory diseases
  • Causes of iron malabsorption
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy
  • Management of iron deficiency from heavy menstrual periods
  • Time to resolution of anemia after starting appropriate treatment

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 Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about thyroid nodules: which ones need to be biopsied and which ones can be followed. And then we’re going to talk about thyroid cancer: how to diagnose it, how to treat it, and how to follow it. Our guest today is an endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Jennifer Sipos.  Enjoy this introduction.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the epidemiology of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer; and OUTLINE the general management principles for thyroid cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Physical examination of the thyroid gland
  • Detection of thyroid nodules by exam
  • Thyroid cancer histology and prognosis
  • Side effects of thyroid cancer surgery
  • Management of metastatic thyroid cancer
  • Role of CT scans in thyroid nodule detection and evaluation
  • Long-term follow-up of simple cysts of the thyroid
  • Evaluation of the multinodular goiter

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.