Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment, and How to Talk About it With Patients

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Obesity: Evaluation, Treatment, and How to Talk About it With Patients. For primary care physicians and other healthcare providers, there is an essential component to weight management that starts in our offices. And that is how we talk to our patients about obesity, because those conversations set the stage for medication prescription, dietician management, and surgical treatment. On this CME webcast, we’re going to look at the most successful strategies that you can use in your daily practice to discuss obesity with your patients. We’re pleased to welcome clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry from the Ohio State University, Dr. Ashleigh Pona.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Teach learners how to screen for and evaluate obesity and utilize different methods to adequately treat obesity as a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial disease; and Teach learners about the negative consequences of weight bias and stigma, particularly in healthcare, and how to talk about weight with patients in a non-judgmental, non-stigmatizing way.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Unique challenges in counseling patients about obesity
  • How healthcare providers can help our patients with weight loss

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.

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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.

CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Post-Operative Complications. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a closer look at post-operative complications: which ones are most common, how you recognize them, and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are 2 experts from the Ohio State University in preventing surgical complications. Dr. David Evans is an Associate Professor of Surgery and is the director of the Ohio State University level 1 trauma center. And Dr. Benjamin Poulose is Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: INTRODUCE Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS pathways); DISCUSS preoperative optimization to reduce surgical site infection and other complications; IDENTIFY characteristics associated with wound infection after surgery; and : IDENTIFY disease processes associated with Abdominal Core Health.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of surgical wound infections
  • The role of the primary care provider in preventing surgical complications
  • Obesity and surgical risk
  • Pros and cons of mesh in hernia repair
  • Advantages of using a robot in hernia surgery
  • How long to wait to do elective surgery after a person quits smoking
  • Opioid addiction as a post-operative complication
  • Chlorhexidine bathing
  • Choosing a surgical closure method

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.