Online Webcast Teaches Physicians About Tick Borne Diseases

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches Physicians About Tick Borne Diseases. Contrary to popular belief, ticks actually cannot fly. They generally lie in wait clinging to trees and grasses, until they detect a potential host through their breath, body odor, body heat, moisture or vibrations. Then they grasp onto the host as it passes by. Once they grab onto a host, a tick will remain in place until it is completely engorged. They can consume 200-600x their body weight in blood. Ticks are found across the globe but generally they prefer warm, humid environments. Due in part to global warming, tick populations are spreading to new areas and tick-borne diseases in Humans are increasing.

So here to discuss the most common Tick-borne infection, Lyme disease is Dr Josh Watson. Josh is an Internal Medicine & Pediatrics physician specializing in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He’ll lead us through the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and complications of Lyme disease.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

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

  • Recognize the various clinical manifestations of Lyme Disease and make a correct diagnosis.
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan for Lyme Disease, depending on the organ systems involved.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Tick borne disease rates
  • Empiric Treatment
  • Rash
  • Tick Identification
  • Tick Removal

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.

Online Webcast Teaches on Immunization Updates

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches on Immunization Updates. Today smallpox has been eradicated in no small part due to Jenner’s efforts. His discovery was only the beginning of vaccination development. Now, there are over 2 dozen vaccine preventable illnesses. Here to update us on the most recent vaccination guidelines as well as the science behind them is Dr Nathan Richards. Nate is an Assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University and practices Med-Peds primary care. He has lectured extensively on vaccinations and we’re excited to have him back on the program.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the pediatric and adult vaccination schedule
Apply the 2022 ACIP updates to your clinical practice

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Safety
  • Co-administration
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Insurance
  • Cancer prevention
  • Boosters

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.

Experts Provide HIV Update on Online Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Provide HIV Update on Online Webcast. Globally, HIV continues to be a major public health issue. In 2020 alone 680,000 lives were lost to HIV-related causes and the World Health Organization estimates over 37 million people are infected worldwide. The good news is, there has been a lot of advancement in the last 40 years with HIV diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Here to discuss these updates are two of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s HIV specialists. We’re delighted to introduce Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Susan Koletar and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Carlos Malvestutto.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: know the recommended testing options available for the diagnosis of HIV; know the various measures/means to prevent opportunistic and common infections in patients living with HIV; provide an overview of current HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis modalities; and describe how a comprehensive approach to HIV testing, PrEP, and treatment can help us to end the HIV Epidemic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PrEP dosing
  • Long-acting injectable PrEP
  • Long-acting Antiviral treatment for HIV
  • Improving the HIV disparities
  • HIV vaccines

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 Physicians About Varicose Veins

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches Physicians About Varicose Veins. More recently, there have been some important improvements in the treatment of varicose veins making the procedures less painful and more effective than ever before. On this CME webcast, we are going to bring you up to date on the current state of the art in managing varicose veins. We’re  pleased to welcome our guests, Dr. Robert Beaulieu is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Mounir Haurani is an Associate Professor, also from the OSU Division of Vascular Surgery.

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: describe the etiology of varicose veins; and lists available treatment options for varicose veins.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Treatment options
  • Varicose vein prevention
  • Natural history of spider veins
  • Management of bleeding varicose veins
  • Management of thrombosed varicose veins
  • Pregnancy and varicose veins

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.