CME Webcast Teaches on Epidemiology and Initial Management of COVID-19

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Epidemiology and Initial Management of COVID-19. Today, we’re bringing you a special edition of OSU MedNet in order to update you about new developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Two months ago, we recorded a MedNet program on the initial events of the outbreak and recommendations for managing patients. The world has changed dramatically in the past two months and so has the recommendations for initial management of patients with COVID-19. So today, we are updating our previous program. Everyone here at the Ohio State University is practicing social isolation and the MedNet studio crew is no exception. So, rather than use our usual location at the WOSU-TV studio, we are filming today’s webcast from our personal computers in the isolation of our own offices. So today’s program is going to look and sound a bit different than our normal webcasts. However, we know that you still need to be kept up to date with developments in medicine and especially with developments in COVID-19.

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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 how COVID-19 is spread from person to person; SELECT the correct isolation practices for patients with suspected COVID-19 infection; and DESCRIBE current concepts of the medical treatment of
COVID-19.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Experimental therapies
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control

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.

On-line Education Series Teaches on Outpatient Management of COVID-19

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Series Teaches on Outpatient Management of COVID-19. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing the information you need to know in order to take care of patients with COVID-19 in the outpatient setting. First, to discuss outpatient testing is Associate Professor of Emergency Medcine Dr. Daniel Bachmann. Next, to discuss isolation strategies in the ambulatory setting is nurse practitioner and the director of the Ohio State Total Health and Wellness Clinic Candy Rinehart. Then to discuss discharge instructions for patients being released from the hospital is hospitalist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Dustin Chase. And finally to discuss the medical treatment of the outpatient with COVID-19, Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Randell Wexler.

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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 appropriate timing to discontinue isolation; Identifying the key resources needed at the time of discharge; Prepare primary care offices for patient management of patients during the COVI D 19 crisis; Manage COVID 19 patients not needing hospitalization; Understand the basic diagnostic approach to COVID19 patients; Describe testing strategies for pandemic scenarios and consider the challenges associated with them; Identify practical home isolation recommendations for persons with COVID-19; and Describe effective cleaning and disinfection within the home of a person with COVID-19.

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.

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.