Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting. The most common cancers in the U.S. are colorectal, lung, prostate, and breast cancer. The good news is that cancer deaths are declining. But this means that more people are living with cancer or living as cancer survivors than ever before and many of these people can have pain. The primary care physician is often the first line of treatment of patients with cancer pain. And that brings up questions such as “When should I prescribe opioids?” and “What non-opioid treatments might help my patient?”. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the tools you need to manage patients with cancer pain. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Sachin Kale is an Assistant Professor from the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Ohio State University.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As  a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE a multimodal approach to treating cancer pain that is based on where a patient is on his/her cancer trajectory; and DESCRIBE a Universal Precautions approach to prescribing opioids.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cancer pain strategies and hospice
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • The role of radiation therapy
  • The role of massage and acupuncture
  • When to refer to palliative medicine
  • When to refer to pain management

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 Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast. Most humans hold implicit biases. And that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are evil. But it does mean that as healthcare providers, awareness of our own implicit biases are a necessary first step in eliminating bias in order to ensure that we treat our patients equally and that we treat ourselves equally. Last year, at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, the keynote speaker for the conference was an interventional cardiologist who gave a fantastic and very moving presentation on implicit bias and discrimination in health care. And so, we’ve asked him to speak with us today on MedNet. Let me welcome Professor of Internal Medicine and the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Ohio State University, Dr. Quinn Capers.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST 2 examples of how
racism or racial bias can impact patient care; and LIST 2 strategies to reduce racism or racial bias in medicine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Racial bias in American medicine
  • Eliminating racism and racial bias in healthcare

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 Symptom Relief for Patients with Heart Failure

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Symptom Relief for Patients with Heart Failure. The American Lung Association has a slogan “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters”. And that is particulary true for patients with end-stage cardiac disease. But the good news is that we have treatment approaches that can help and that is where palliative medicine comes in. I’m pleased to welcomes Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and palliative medicine specialist, Dr. Todd Barrett.

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: REVIEW Palliative Care
Domains; and REVIEW Symptom Burden and Treatment in Heart Failure.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Heart conditions that benefit from palliative medicine
  • Opioid selection and strategies for use
  • Opioid side effects
  • Fluid management strategies to improve shortness of breath
  • SGLT2 inhibitors
  • Palliative care versus hospice care
  • Incorporating palliative care into usual cardiac care
  • COVID-19 related challenges in providing palliative care

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 Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to be examining hospital workplace safety from three vantages points. To discuss hospital safety from the perspective of hospital administrative leadership is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital Division of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Elizabeth Seely. To discuss the medical staff’s role is Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser who is a hospitalist and the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And finally to discuss the role of hospital security is Mike Mandelkorn who is the Director of Medical Center Security at the Ohio State University.

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: Understand the
significance of workplace violence in health care; DESCRIBE a number of different best practices and approaches an organization can undertake to improve workplace safety.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Organizational measures to improve hospital workplace safety
  • What regulatory & accreditation agencies say
  • Hospital security training

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 Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases in which bone marrow cells do not fully mature into normal blood cells, resulting in reduced numbers of blood cells or cytopenias. It is estimated that more than 60,000 Americans have a myelodysplastic syndrome and as our population continues to age, that number will only increase. Joining us today to update us on myelodysplastic syndromes are two specialists in hematology from the Ohio State University. Dr. Katherine Walsh is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Alice Mims is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

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: UNDERSTAND the differential diagnosis and work-up of cytopenias, DESCRIBE the differences in prognosis and treatment between lower and higher risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome; RECOGNIZE clinical presentation of MDS and differential diagnosis; and DESCRIBE treatment recommendations for patients with low and high risk MDS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Causes of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Linalidomide
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes and vaccinations
  • When to be concerned about isolated: Leukopenia, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia.

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.