Physicians Learn About Multiple Myeloma and MGUS on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Learn About Multiple Myeloma and MGUS. Today on MedNet, we’re going to update you on the newest developments in the management of multiple myeloma. We’re pleased to welcome Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Srinivas Devarakonda.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: explain the clinical scenarios in which to suspect multiple myeloma; Explain the diagnostic methods for multiple myeloma; discuss the latest diagnostic criteria and staging system for multiple myeloma; and describe the management of myeloma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Multiple myeloma demographics
  • Multiple myeloma prognosis
  • Evaluation of MGUS
  • When to replace patients with IgG
  • Screening for multiple myeloma
  • Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
  • Kappa versus lambda light chains
  • Future directions in treatment

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 Gastrointestinal Bleeding on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Gastrointestinal Bleeding on CME Webcast. The evolution of our approach to variceal bleeding has been an international effort but gastrointestinal bleeding continues to be challenging for physicians and frightening for patients. On this CME webcast, we are going to bring you up to date with the newest concepts in managing GI bleeding. First, to give us an overview of gastrointestinal bleeding is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Behzadi. And then to tell us about the management of gastroesophageal variceal bleeding is hepatologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Khalid Mumtaz.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: list differential diagnoses for upper and lower sources of gastrointestinal bleeding; understand the initial evaluation and management of gastrointestinal bleeding.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • New approaches to the treatment of esophageal varices
  • Indications for emergent endoscopy
  • Indications for emergent surgery

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 Oxygen Therapy on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Oxygen Therapy on CME Webcast. We now know a lot more about oxygen and we have more and better ways to deliver supplemental oxygen to those patients who need it. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you all about supplemental oxygen including indications, how to order it, and the various devices that deliver it. Today we welcome two guests. Dr. Elie Homsy is a pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. He’ll be discussing inpatient oxygen delivery. And Ruthann Kennedy is a pulmonary nurse practitioner here at OSU. She will be discussing outpatient oxygen delivery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: OUTLINE the process of ordering oxygen; DISCUSS equipment used in the home; EXPLORE different oxygen delivery devices in the inpatient setting; and EXPLORE oxygen delivery in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New oxygen delivery modes
  • Prescribing oxygen at the time of hospital discharge
  • Nocturnal oximetry
  • Using oxygen with CPAP
  • Signs and symptoms of chronic hypoxemia
  • Pulmonary hypertension and oxygen
  • Managing nasal side effects of oxygen
  • Oxygen during air travel
  • Oxygen safety in the home

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 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.