CME Webcast Teaches on Preventive Cardiology

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Preventive Cardiology. The best way to improve outcomes in cardiovascular disease is to not get it in the first place and today on MedNet21, we are going to show you what you can do to prevent heart disease in your patients. Let me welcome today’s guests. Dr. Wesley Milks is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Kelly Bartsch is a pharmacist specializing in lipid management.

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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
the mechanisms of action of the major medication classes utilized in the 2018 multi-society cholesterol guidelines; and UNDERSTAND the influence of the new cardiovascular outcomes trials for ezetimibe and the PCSK9 inhibitors on the new cholesterol guidelines; DEMONSTRATE understanding of key atherosclerotic risk and risk-enhancing factors as well as of recent pivotal lipid lowering treatment guidelines; and SELECT the appropriate target of lipid lowering therapy (e.g. LDL-C or non-HDL-C) with respect to the patient’s comorbid metabolic conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cholesterol level goals
  • Indications for medical treatment of lipids
  • Follow-up of patients started on cholesterol lowering drugs
  • Monitoring of cholesterol lowering drugs
  • CRP and other inflammatory markers

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.

Webcast Provides An Update on Men’s Health and Sexual Function

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Provides An Update on Men’s Health and Sexual Function. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing testosterone replacement: who needs it, what are the side effects, and is it effective. And then we’re going to also discuss some of the more common men’s sexual health problems that you are likely to encounter in primary care practice. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is men’s health expert and Assistant Professor of Urology, Dr. Lawrence Jenkins.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN about the use of testosterone for treatment of hypogonadism; and LEARN about options for treatment of erectile dysfunction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Does every low testosterone level need to be replaced
  • The most common chief complaints in the Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Clinic
  • Sexual health consequences of a vasectomy
  • Peyronie’s disease

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.

Watch On-line CME Webcast About Uncontrolled Diabetes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Watch On-line CME Webcast About Uncontrolled Diabetes. Hemoglobin A1C measurement is a test that you likely use in your practice every day and when the hemoglobin A1C is very high, it is a sign that the patient’s diabetes has been poorly controlled. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to discuss uncontrolled diabetes. First, to tell us about the medical management of uncontrolled diabetes, endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kathleen Dungan. And then tell us about the role of diabetic education, nurse and OSU diabetic educator, Janet Zappe.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: COMPARE and contrast the mechanisms of action, efficacy, side effects, and contra-indications of glucose lowering agents for type 2 diabaetes; and UNDERSTAND how to intensify glucose lowering agents to meet individualized patient targets.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The ideal hemoglobin A1C level
  • The role of the diabetes educator
  • When to refer
  • Home glucose monitoring
  • Incorporating diabetes education into the primary care practice

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 Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis. For his discovery of the virus we now know as hepatitis B and his discovery of a vaccine against it, Dr. Barry Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize. At the time of his death, the Scientific Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center where Blumberg worked said of him: “I think it’s fair to say that Barry prevented more cancer deaths than any person who’s ever lived.” Hepatitis B is only one of a number of viruses as well as drugs and other conditions that can cause acute hepatitis. Here in the studio, with our moderator, to tell us about the different causes of acute hepatitis is hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sean Kelly. And then to discuss the fundamentals of management of patients with acute liver failure, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Section of Hepatology at the Ohio State University, Dr. James Hanje.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the most common causes of acute hepatitis and characteristics of each type; and IDENTIFY the difference between abnormal liver function tests/acute hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of acute hepatitis
  • New developments in the management of acute liver failure
  • Initial lab testing in patients with acute hepatitis
  • The role of radiographic imaging in evaluation of acute hepatitis
  • Use of the ammonia level in acute liver failure
  • When and how to assess intracranial hypertension

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.