CME Webcast Provides An Update on COPD

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides An Update on COPD. This webcast will give you opportunity learn a great deal about COPD from an our expert that manages it on a regular basis.

 

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Diagnose and classify COPD; Prescribe step-wise treatment for management of stable COPD; Identify patients who would benefit by home oxygen; Manage COPD exacerbations; and Develop strategies to reduce re-admissions for COPD.

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 Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use. With the invention of the hypodermic syringe and hollow needle in 1850, morphine began to be used for surgical procedures and post-operative pain. However, many people became addicted to morphine so chemists set out to develop safer, more effective, and less addictive opioids. Thus heroin was created by the Bayer pharmaceutical company in 1898. That was followed by the synthesis of meperidine in 1939, methadone in 1946, and fentanyl in 1960. But all of these proved to be just as addictive as morphine. And this has left physicians in general and surgeons in particular with the dilemma of how do you relieve pain and suffering without causing the harm of addiction? Fortunately, we now have some guidance. Joining the webcast to tell us about strategies to treat pain while reducing opioid doses is OSU Professor of Plastic Surgery and the Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Janis.

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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 current epidemiology and causes of the current opioid crisis in the United States; Understand the current opioid prescribing practices for perioperative pain; and DEVELOP intra-operative and post-operative pain management strategies to reduce opioid use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether opioids used for pain management result in opioid addiction?
  • Opioid alternatives for 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.

Learn About Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Hospital Workplace Safety on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we are going to be examining hospital workplace safety from three vantages points. To discuss hospital safety from the perspective of hospital administrative leadership is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital Division of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Elizabeth Seely. To discuss the medical staff’s role is Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser who is a hospitalist and the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And finally to discuss the role of hospital security is Mike Mandelkorn who is the Director of Medical Center Security at the Ohio State University.

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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
significance of workplace violence in health care; DESCRIBE a number of different best practices and approaches an organization can undertake to improve workplace safety.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Organizational measures to improve hospital workplace safety
  • What regulatory & accreditation agencies say
  • Hospital security training

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 Common Poisonings

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Series Teaches On Common Poisonings. The American Association of Poison Control Centers manages a 24-hour hotline that is staffed by healthcare professionals with training in toxicology. Each year, U.S. poision control centers get more than 2 million calls about poison exposures, that works out to 1 poisoning every 15 seconds. Although poisonings still are most common in children between the ages of 1 and 3 years old, poisonings can and do occur in people of all ages. Therefore, it is important for all physicians who provide clinical care to patients to be familiar with the common causes of poisoning. Joining our webcast today to update you about poisoning is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Yee.

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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 potential GI decontamination methods and indications; and IDENTIFY life-threatening toxicologic ingestions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of poisonings
  • Use and limitations of the tox screen
  • www.webPOISONcontrol.org
  • Laundry detergent pod ingestion
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

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 Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases in which bone marrow cells do not fully mature into normal blood cells, resulting in reduced numbers of blood cells or cytopenias. It is estimated that more than 60,000 Americans have a myelodysplastic syndrome and as our population continues to age, that number will only increase. Joining us today to update us on myelodysplastic syndromes are two specialists in hematology from the Ohio State University. Dr. Katherine Walsh is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Alice Mims is an Assistant Professor 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 differential diagnosis and work-up of cytopenias, DESCRIBE the differences in prognosis and treatment between lower and higher risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome; RECOGNIZE clinical presentation of MDS and differential diagnosis; and DESCRIBE treatment recommendations for patients with low and high risk MDS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Causes of myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Linalidomide
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes and vaccinations
  • When to be concerned about isolated: Leukopenia, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia.

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.