Learn About Surgical Management of Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Rectal Prolapse

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Surgical Management of Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, and Rectal Prolapse. Decades after Lane’s death, surgeons have now developed renewed interest in colectomy as treatment for constipation. The patient selection is of course much more rigorous. On this CME webcast to discuss surgical treatment of constipation as well as other pelvic floor abnormalities such as fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse is one of Ohio State University’s Colorectal experts. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Surgery Dr Amber Traugott.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

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

  • Describe the surgical evaluation of patients referred for constipation, fecal incontinence, or rectal prolapse.
  • Describe common surgical treatment options for constipation, fecal incontinence, and rectal prolapse.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Frequency of Surgical Treatment
  • Special Testing
  • Anorectal Exams
  • Constipation Care

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.

Physicians Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast. High levels of cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein can lead to atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. So how do we balance and manage the body’s needs for these essential building blocks with the risks of deadly disease? Fortunately, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have guidelines to address Cholesterol management. Here to discuss the intricacies of those guidelines are two of Ohio State University’s experts of Cardiovascular Medicine. I’m happy to welcome to MedNet Associate Professor of Cardiology Dr John Larry and Doctor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacist Amy James.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to do the following:
Understand guidelines and approach for management of dyslipidemias
Review treatment options beyond statins
Share clinical pearls of hyperlipidemia management

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Terminology
  • Prevalence
  • Lipid profile monitoring
  • Pregnancy & Lactation
  • Referral

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.

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.

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: 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.

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 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.