Learn About Maternal Morbidity and Mortality on Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn About Maternal Morbidity and Mortality on Webcast. Since 2000, maternal mortality in the US has doubled and has been exacerbated in recent years by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, globally, maternal mortality declined 38% from 2000-2017. A 2023 JAMA report shows that not only have we seen maternal death rates double in the last 20 years but there are significant disparities among American Indians, Alascan natives and Black individuals. The rate of maternal deaths among Black women in the US is the highest of all racial groups and is nearly 3 times the rate of maternal deaths for white women. We’re based in Ohio and the Midwest and Southern regions are two that are particularly affected.

So what can we do about this? That’s why we’ve invited our guest today Dr Cynthia Shellhaas. Dr Shellhaas is a introduce Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Additionally, she has a masters in public health and is the medical director fo the Bureau of Child and Family Health Services in the Ohio Department of Health where she works at the state level designing maternal child health programs.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:
Understand the current national and state data on maternal mortality
Understand current data to action efforts in Ohio, and how they are informed by MMRC recommendations

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pregnancy & Primary Care
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Racial Bias

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 Latest About Oral Pathology for Physicians on Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn Latest About Oral Pathology for Physicians on Webcast. In your medical training, you don’t always get much education on oral health and pathology, but disease of the mouth are extremely common. For example, worldwide, dental caries is the single most common chronic condition affecting 2.5 billion people. Nearly a billion people also have severe gum disease. And, many patients do not have a dental home meaning they often present to physicians for oral complaints. A 2003 study showed that in a 4 year period, there were nearly 3 million Emergency Department visits in the United States for dental complaints. There are of course many other conditions that can affect the mouth than dental caries or broken teeth.

For this webcast, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology experts to discuss common Oral pathology. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Dentistry Dr Kristin McNamara and Professor of Dentistry, Dr John Kalmar.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand the clinical presentations of oral fungal infections.
  • Be able to distinguish the likely etiology of various forms of oral ulcers based upon history and clinical characteristics

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training
  • Oral Pathologist Role
  • Underlying disease
  • Thrush and Breastfeeding
  • HPV and Head & Neck Cancers
  • Timing of Workup

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 Child Abuse on CME Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn About Child Abuse on CME Webcast. Abuse significantly impacts the lives of children and as mandated reporters, clinicians need to recognize the signs of child abuse and know how to address it. To discuss this topic today, We’ve invited a child abuse expert. Dr Kristin Crichton is a child abuse pediatrician at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. She is also an expert educator training the next generation of physicians as an associate program director of the pediatric residency and the child abuse fellowship.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the patterns of injury and clinical presentations associated with different types of child abuse
  • Review differential diagnosis and recommended age-based assessment for child abuse

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Mandated Reporters
  • When to Test
  • Reporting
  • Stigma

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 About Common Spine Disorders on Webcast

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Learn the Latest About Common Spine Disorders on Webcast. Today on MedNet21, we are going to show you just how far spine surgery has come. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and the residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Andrew Grossbach.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify presenting symptoms common to lumbar stenosis
  • Identify presenting symptoms common to cervical stenosis

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques
  • Robotics and spine surgery
  • Artificial intelligence and pre-operative planning
  • Initial imaging of spine disorders
  • Surgical decision making in spinal and foraminal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis and spine surgery
  • Obesity and spine surgery
  • Activities and exercise in the post-op period
  • Initial assessment of the sports-related back injury

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 Updates in Nephrology on Webcast

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Learn About Updates in Nephrology on Webcast.  Needless to say, dialysis has come a long, long way in the decades since. But even more important are recent developments in tactics to prevent progression of renal failure in patients with chronic kidney disease, thus avoiding or delaying the need for dialysis. Many of these new preventive concepts have only emerged in the past three or four years. Consequently, most of us did not learn about them during medical school and residency. So today, we’re going to update you in the management of chronic kidney disease. And to do it, we’re pleased to welcome back Dr. Rima Kang, a nephrologist and assistant professor of internal 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 how to diagnose chronic kidney disease and assess progression.
  • Describe how to manage chronic kidney disease including target blood pressure and renal protective medications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common nephrotoxins
  • Hemodiafiltration versus hemodialysis
  • Electrolyte management in chronic kidney disease
  • Common reversible causes of worsening renal function
  • Lipid management in chronic kidney disease
  • Bone health and chronic kidney disease

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.