Experts Discuss Inpatient Management of Diabetes on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Discuss Inpatient Management of Diabetes on CME Webcast. In the 100 years since the discovery of insulin by Banting and Best, insulin remains the cornerstone of treatment for diabetes but we now have better formulations of insulin as well as new oral diabetes medications that are improving the lives of diabetics like never before. But when patients with diabetes are admitted to the hospital with medical or surgical conditions, the management of diabetes can become complicated. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you the management strategies that you can use for your inpatients with diabetes to ensure the best outcomes. Let me welcome my guests. Dr. Kathleen Dungan is an endocrinologist and Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University. And Dr. Roger Harty is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, also from the Division of Endocrinology.

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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 the scope of hyperglycemia in the hospital and rationale for glucose control; illustrate management strategies based upon illness severity and other clinical characteristics; describe methods for determining inpatient insulin dosing; and provide an overview of discharge considerations for patients with diabetes in the inpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Critical illness and diabetes control
  • Risks of hypoglycemia

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 Teaches on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis and Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis and Management. Despite all of these discoveries, systemic lupus erythematosus in many ways continues to be a mystery. The causes are not clear and the clinical manifestations are so protean that a confident diagnosis can often be hard to make. But the good news is that we now have new treatments for lupus that are improving patients’ lives in ways that were previously not possible. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Judith Lin is a rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University.

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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 clinical manifestations and immunologic features of SLE; and recognize that management of SLE treatment depends on disease activity and areas being affected, and learn to assess comorbid conditions and complications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The ANA test
  • New treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus

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 The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About The Management of the COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure in our latest CME webcast. Today, we’re bringing you a special edition of OSU MedNet in order to update you about the COVID-19 outbreak. Last month, we discussed the status of the disease as of early February. At that time, spread of the virus to the United States was mostly a theoretic possibility. Today, it is a public health and economic reality. As our hospitals see more COVID-19 patients, we will need to be prepared to take care of those with the most severe manifestation of the disease, namely respiratory failure. And many physicians who are not as experienced with respiratory failure and ventilators may be called on to help take care of these patients. So today on MedNet, we’re going to show you how to manage the COVID-19 patient who gets admitted to the intensive care unit.

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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 those COVID-19 patients who require intensive care unit management; CHOOSE correct isolation procedures for patients with COVID-19 requiring respiratory support; and SELECT optimal ventilator settings and patient positioning for COVID-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common Presenting Symptoms
  • Symptoms at Presentation
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation
  • COVID-19 Do’s and Don’ts
  • Planning for ICU surge capacity
  • Ventilator modes
  • Ventilation and Oxygenation
  • Picking and changing settings
  • Issues to avoid with mechanical ventilation

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 the Medical Management of Heart Failure on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About the Medical Management of Heart Failure on CME Webcast. Heart failure is an indiscriminate villain and can attack the rich and the poor, man or woman, old or young. But the good news is that we have better medical treatments for heart failure than ever before. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to update you about them. Joining our moderator in the studio are two heart failure cardiologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Ajay Vallakati is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Brent Lampert is an Associate Professor, both from the Department of Internal Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the mechanism of action and indications for sacubitril-valsartan; UNDERSTAND the mechanism of action and indications for ivabradine; DISCUSS the pharmacological management of heart failure; and RECOGNIZE new heart failure therapies including sacubitril-valsartan and ivabradine as well as understand their role in treating heart failure.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New medications to treat heart failure
  • Selecting an ACE inhibitor
  • Selecting a diuretic
  • Diastolic versus systolic heart failure treatment
  • Counseling patients about sodium and fluid intake
  • When to place an automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
  • Follow-up testing of patients with heart failure

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.