CME Webcast Teaches on Immunosuppressant Medications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Immunosuppressant Medications. More and more, primary care physicians and hospitalists are finding themselves taking care of patients who have been started on immunosuppressant medication a transplant physician, rheumatologist, nephrologist, or pulmonologist. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you what you need to know about these medications, their side effects, and their complications. Let me introduce our guests. Dr. Brian Keller is a lung transplant pulmonologist and Assistant Professor Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University. And Pamela Burcham is a lung transplant specialty pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

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 indications for immunosuppressive therapies; and DESCRIBE prophylaxis immunization, and pregnancy considerations for patients on Immunosuppressive therapy; UNDERSTAND the indications for individual immunosuppressants; and DESCRIBE the common adverse effects and monitoring parameters of the immunosuppressive medications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common indications for immunosuppressant medications
  • Commonly used immunosuppressant medications
  • Food safety for patients taking immunosuppressant medications
  • Pneumocystis jiroveci clinical presentation
  • Indications for TNF inhibitors
  • Infection risk of TNF inhibitors
  • Management of immunosuppressants in the perioperative period
  • Travel safety when taking an immunosuppressant
  • Bone health and corticosteroids
  • Eye health and corticosteroids
  • Monitoring for methotrexate-induced hepatotoxicity
  • Thiopurine methylytransferase
  • Cyclophosphamide

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