Learn About New Drugs for Lipid Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Drugs for Lipid Management. Managing hyperlipidemia used to be so easy. If a patient’s total cholesterol was greater than 200, then we started them on lovastatin to reduce it. But things are a lot more complicated now. There isn’t a single cholesterol target for all patients and we have gone way beyond statins as the only game in town for cholesterol management. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the newest developments in lipid management. What tests to order, who to treat and which drugs to use. Joining our moderator in the studio is cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. John Larry and pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Melissa Snider.

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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 updates in approaches to treatment of dyslipidemia; DISCUSS recent evidence for non-statin lipid lowering therapies; DISCUSS place in therapy of available lipid lowering therapies; and REVIEW clinical approach to statin intolerance.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Patient-specific cholesterol targets
  • Multidisciplinary lipid clinics at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • The expanding role of pharmacists in outpatient clinical practice
  • Diet and cholesterol

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 Provides Physicians with COPD Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update. In the 56 years since Sir David Jack invented albuterol, there have been a lot of other treatments developed for COPD. In fact, there are so many that it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know what the best treatment is for any given patient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss how you diagnosis and manage COPD. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

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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 evidence based guidelines for the management of stable COPD; and UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Societal burden of COPD
  • New developments in COPD
  • Age limits with lung reduction surgery and lung transplant
  • Inhaled steroids and the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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 Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Our On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception. Currently, 16% of all American women of childbearing age take birth control pills. But one of the biggest problems with birth control pills is that you have to remember to take them and because of that, the actual effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in preventing pregnancy is not nearly as good as the theoretic effectiveness. But the good news is that there are now great new options for women and for many women, these options are more effective and safer than traditional birth control pills. In this on-line Enduring Material, to update us on contraception is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Katherine Rivlin.

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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 various contraceptives methods available, including long acting and reversible contraceptives, understand efficacy, and be able to provide patient centered counseling; and EXPLAIN the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, an important tool for providing evidence based contraceptive services to women.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether there a single best method of contraception
  • Most common forms of contraception
  • Obtaining emergency contraception
  • Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy
  • Contraceptive Efficacy

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 CME Discusses HIV Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses HIV Prevention. Today, HIV is no longer an automatic death sentence like it was 30 years ago but it remains an enormous burden of morbidity, mortality, and financial cost throughout the world. It can be controlled but it can’t be cured so our challenge is to prevent people from getting infected in the first place. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss HIV prevention and the steps that you can take in your own practice to keep your patients from getting HIV. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is infectious disease specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Carlos Malvestutto.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE PrEP in the context of the current AIDS Epidemic; REVIEW the scientific evidence supporting PrEP use; SHARE data on the awareness and uptake of PrEP in high risk populations; DISCUSS Guidelines for PrEP Implementation; and DISCUSS future PrEP modalities.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PrEP Implementation
  • New PrEP Modalities
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis

Whether HIV treatment reduces the chance of transmitting the virus
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.