Learn About Dementia on Continuing Medical Education Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Dementia on Continuing Medical Education Webcast. Currently, dementia is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. There is no known cure so management can be quite challenging. To discuss this disease, We’ve invited two of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s dementia experts. We’re pleased to introduce Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Soumya Bouchachi who specializes in treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias. And Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Guibin Li. Guibin is a Geriatrician who founded the Cognitive Assessment Clinic at OSU and serves as the Geriatrics fellowship Director.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

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

  • How to assess a patient with cognitive impairment.
  • How to recognize the most common causes of dementia.
  • Be familiar with nonpharmacologic interventions for management of dementia and understand how to manage non-cognitive symptoms in patients with dementia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prognosis
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Social Supports
  • Diagnosis
  • Genetic Testing
  • Prevention

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.

Online Webcast Teaches on Medical Therapy for Obesity

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches on Medical Therapy for Obesity. The past decade, we’ve seen several new medications receive FDA approval for weight loss and some of them even have known cardiac benefits. So, to give us the updates on the currently approved medical treatment options for obesity is one of Ohio State University’s experts. Dr Benjamin O’donnell specializes in treating patients with obesity and is an Associate Professor of Endocrinology.

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 weight control and how to approach lifestyle changes to lead to weight loss.
Understand which patients will qualify for medications or endoscopic therapies and the relative risk/benefit of each option.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Goals of Treatment
  • Duration of Therapy
  • Stacking Meds
  • Medication Selection
  • Off Label Meds

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 on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention. If a painter or a plumber makes an error, it is annoying. But if doctor of a nurse makes an error, it can be deadly. Fortunately, by creating systems of medical care and promoting a culture of safety, many and maybe even most medical errors can be avoided. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to take a close look at medical errors: why they occur and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Surgery and the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Perioperative Services at the Ohio State University, Dr. David Renton.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE and discuss different types of medical errors; and DISCUSS different options for preventing medical errors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Failure of the individual versus failure of a system
  • Just culture
  • Root cause analysis
  • Event reporting systems
  • The problem with verbal orders
  • The Joint Commission and medical errors
  • Reducing ventilator-associated infections
  • Medical error disclosure
  • Electronic medical records and medical errors

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.

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: 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.

Searching for Royalty-free Images

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Searching for royalty-free images is more improved when using Google search. This is extremely beneficial for many of our MedNet21 webcast presenters that are looking for images for their medical presentations. This tutorial will guide you through the process of locating images free of copyright restrictions.

First, open your web browser and navigate to the Google website.  Now, type in the item that you would like to search for.

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Once the results of your search appear, click on the button or text labeled Images.

Now, click the button that says Tools.

Select Creative Commons licenses from the Usage Rights drop-down menu.

If any royalty-free images are available from your search, you should see them appear in the results. Also, Creative Commons licenses now appears for your selection.  You can use these images in most cases, but you’ll need to abide by the Creative Commons license for your image.  Learn more about Creative Commons licenses.

In addition to ensuring that you’re not using copyrighted images, it’s good to keep a record of the web page or URL that you obtained your image from.  This helps you to quickly confirm for others that your images are not copyrighted and are free to use for your presentations.