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.

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: 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.

CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Complex Pain Management. On this CME webcast, we’re going to acquaint you with procedures and strategies used in comprehensive pain management that can relieve pain and suffering without risking promotion of addiction. Joining moderator today are pain management specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Whitney Luke is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. And Dr. Melissa Tornero-Bold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the role
of injection and neuromodulation therapy as well as identification of appropriate patients for referral for interventional treatment; and DESCRIBE updated Ohio state regulatory laws for opioid prescribing.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Training process for pain management specialists
  • Common procedures used in pain management
  • Team approach to chronic back pain
  • Acupuncture in the management of complex pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Unique challenges of cancer pain
  • Normal duration of post-operative pain
  • Management of chronic post-operative pain
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical therapy

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 Discusses Management of Obesity

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Management of Obesity. On this CME webcast, we are going to take a look at the epidemic of obesity and what we as clinicians can do to reduce obesity in our patients. We’re pleased to introduce endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Benjamin O’Donnell.

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: GAIN a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying obesity; and IDENTIFY patients who are either overweight or obese and identify the weight loss therapies appropriate for each patient.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence of obesity in the United States
  • Medications and weight loss strategies
  • Endocrine and metabolic complications of bariatric procedures
  • Information from Case examples

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.