CME Webcast Teaches on Preventive Cardiology

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Preventive Cardiology. The best way to improve outcomes in cardiovascular disease is to not get it in the first place and today on MedNet21, we are going to show you what you can do to prevent heart disease in your patients. Let me welcome today’s guests. Dr. Wesley Milks is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Kelly Bartsch is a pharmacist specializing in lipid management.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW
the mechanisms of action of the major medication classes utilized in the 2018 multi-society cholesterol guidelines; and UNDERSTAND the influence of the new cardiovascular outcomes trials for ezetimibe and the PCSK9 inhibitors on the new cholesterol guidelines; DEMONSTRATE understanding of key atherosclerotic risk and risk-enhancing factors as well as of recent pivotal lipid lowering treatment guidelines; and SELECT the appropriate target of lipid lowering therapy (e.g. LDL-C or non-HDL-C) with respect to the patient’s comorbid metabolic conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cholesterol level goals
  • Indications for medical treatment of lipids
  • Follow-up of patients started on cholesterol lowering drugs
  • Monitoring of cholesterol lowering drugs
  • CRP and other inflammatory markers

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 Medical Communication and Conflict Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Medical Communication and Conflict Management. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how physicians can better communicate in order to improve patient care while avoiding hostility and burnout. Joining me in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Shawn Corcoran.

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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 elements of the format for an effective consult; and DESCRIBE the components of self-regulation and detail what each of these components involve for you personally.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Things that go wrong during physician communication
  • The effect of electronic medical records on physician communication
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Pagers
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Text messaging
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Calling to a cell phone
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: EMR messaging apps
  • How to avoid using 50 words for a 5 word sentence
  • Unique challenges of communication for insurance company denial appeals and prior authorizations

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.

Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

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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 currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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 Air Traveler’s Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health. Today on our CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing air traveler’s health. First, to discuss how human physiology changes at high altitude and then to tell us about supplemental oxygen during air flight, pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu Mukku. Then, to tell us about the common medical conditions occurring during air travel and at high altitude, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Christopher Paul.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

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.

Care of Transplanted Patients in the Primary Care Clinic

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Care of Transplanted Patients in the Primary Care Clinic. More people are getting transplants and they are living longer after transplant. On today’s CME Webcast, we are going discuss what the primary care provider needs to know about the care of transplanted patients in their practice. We’re pleased to welcome nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alejandro Diez.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the increasing frequency of kidney transplantation in the United States; and IDENTIFY Common Causes for Kidney Transplant Dysfunction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Medical care of the kidney donor
  • Transplant “chains”
  • Dietary restrictions after transplant
  • Skin cancer and anti-rejection medications
  • Managing hypertension in patients taking anti-rejection medications

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.