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 Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast. The most recent hurdle of impossibility was the application of minimally invasive techniques to spine surgery and these techniques now allow surgeons to repair the spine with less tissue disruption than ever before. Let’s welcome our guests today who are going to bring us up to date on new developments in spine surgery, Dr. Andrew Grossbach is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Dr. Stephanus Viljoen is also an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, both from 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: RECOGNIZE what conditions can be treated with MIS spine surgery; and UNDERSTAND What to look for with cervical myelopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Equipment used in minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Post-op recovery and long-term outcomes
  • Symptoms of Cervical Spondylotic myelopathy
  • Imaging strategies for cervical spine conditions
  • Imaging strategies for thoracic and lumbar spine conditions
  • Red flags on the CT or MRI report
  • Post-op recommendations after cervical spine surgery
  • Prevention of cervical spondylotic myelopathy

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.

Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast. In the past, we could prescribe medications or do a heart transplant, but that was about it. Now we have new devices that can help our patients with heart failure. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about these new devices to show you how these treatments can help them live longer and better lives. Joining our moderator in the studio are cardiologists and heart failure experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Rami Kahwash is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Organization at OSU. And Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials.

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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 primary prevention strategies of the prevention of sudden cardiac death in chronic systolic heart failure and the role of Cardiac Resynchronization therapy (CRT); and UNDERSTAND indications of the new defibrillation strategies (wearable ICD and subcutaneous ICD) in the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Medications versus implantable cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantable cardiac monitoring devices
  • Precautions when caring for patients with a ventricular assist device
  • Complications of ventricular assist devices
  • Investigational devices
  • Current role of the intra-aortic balloon pump

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 Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Drinking Water Safety for the Primary Care Physician. We are fortunate here in Central Ohio to have a really tremendous department of water safety and today on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear from Matt Steele, the water supply and treatment coordinator for City of Columbus, who is going to give us an overview of how the city engineers safe drinking water. And then, Dr. Katrina Johnson who is both an internist and a pediatrician at Ohio State, will tell us about 3 medical conditions that people can acquire from drinking water.

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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 how drinking water is regulated; DISCUSS how Columbus, Ohio, treats its water to protect public health; and RECOGNIZE the identification, treatment, and prevention of three of the more common issues with drinking water safety; Elevated Blood lead level, Cryptosporidiosis, and Methemoglobinemia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Common illnesses acquired from drinking water
  • Primary Goals of Water Treatment
  • Flint and the Lead Crisis
  • Lead- Risk Factors
  • Pregnancy and nitrates

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.

Deep Venous Thrombosis is Discussed on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Deep Venous Thrombosis is Discussed on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, to update us on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of DVT is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser.

 

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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 common signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and select appropriate diagnostic testing to identify VTE; and Apply evidence based interventions in the treatment of VTE.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for DVT
  • New anticoagulation strategies for DVT
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Diagnosing DVT/PE
  • Treatment of DVT/PE

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.