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.

CME Webcast Discusses Macular Degeneration

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Macular Degeneration. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on the current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration. Let me welcome today’s guests. Dr. Matthew Ohr is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and the Interim Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. And Dr. Fatoumata Yanoga is a retinal specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.

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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 Characteristics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration; DISCUSS Modifiable Risk Factors that can Lead to Prevention of Disease; DEFINE neovascular macular degeneration; and DISCUSS the diagnosis and management of wet macular degeneration.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for macular degeneration
  • Prognosis of macular degeneration
  • Screening for macular degeneration in the primary care office
  • Assessing risks when starting a patient on anticoagulation

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 the Latest on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Viewing CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn the Latest on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Viewing CME Webcast. Here in the United States, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma is rising. The way that we approach cancer of the liver has changed over the past 20 years and today on MedNet, we are going to bring you up to date on the epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Joining us today is hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lanla F. Conteh.

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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 epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States; and RECOGNIZE which patients should be screened for hepatocellular carcinoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The rising incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • New directions in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Imaging test of choice in suspected hepatocellular carcinoma
  • How to biopsy suspected hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Viral hepatitis risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma

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 a Thyroid Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides a Thyroid Update. Overall, 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and over their lifetimes, 1 out of every 8 women will develop a thyroid disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the spectrum of thyroid disorders. Joining our moderator in the studio is endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Buschur.

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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 diagnosis and management of hypo- and hyperthyroidism; DIAGNOSE and manage a thyroid nodule.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for thyroid disease
  • Epidemiology of thyroid disease
  • Thyroid storm
  • Myxedema coma
  • Choosing a thyroid replacement product
  • Over-the-counter animal thyroid replacement
  • Thyroid drug interactions
  • T3 levels, thyroglobulin antibodies, and thyroid peroxidase antibodies
  • Approach to the incidental 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.

Learn about Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician. We are fortunate here in Central Ohio to have a really tremendous department of water safety and today on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear from Matt Steele, the water supply and treatment coordinator for City of Columbus, who is going to give us an overview of how the city engineers safe drinking water. And then, Dr. Katrina Johnson who is both an internist and a pediatrician at Ohio State, will tell us about 3 medical conditions that people can acquire from drinking water.

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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 how drinking water is regulated; DISCUSS how Columbus, Ohio, treats its water to protect public health; and RECOGNIZE the identification, treatment, and prevention of three of the more common issues with drinking water safety; Elevated Blood lead level, Cryptosporidiosis, and Methemoglobinemia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Common illnesses acquired from drinking water
  • Primary Goals of Water Treatment
  • Flint and the Lead Crisis
  • Lead- Risk Factors
  • Pregnancy and nitrates

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.