On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults. One of the challenges of being a bipedal species is that we have a higher center of gravity than most animals. And so we can fall easier and when we do, our bodies can pick up relatively more momentum before hitting ground. The result is that every year, millions of Americans suffer a fall and one out of five falls results in serious injury. Total costs: 31 billion dollars a year. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at falls, their risk factors, their medical effects, and what we can do to help prevent our patients from falling. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal and also, physical therapist and the clinical manager for the programming of falls prevention, ReNea Owens.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS risk factors for falling; DISCUSS interventions and resources available; INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk; and INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The demographics of falls in older adults
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Prescribing walkers and canes
  • When to consult the physical medicine physician
  • First steps when you discover one of your patients is falling
  • The role of physical therapy versus occupational therapy

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 Covers Approach to Neuropathy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Covers Approach to Neuropathy. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you a tour of peripheral neuropathy: the causes, the diagnostic approach, and treatments. Joining our moderator in the studio are neuromuscular specialists. Dr. Stanley Iyadurai is an Assistant Professor of Neurology here at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Amro Stino is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Ohio State.

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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 basic presentations of neuropathy; and PROVIDE treatment/management options for neuropathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
  • The most common causes of peripheral neuropathy
  • When to order nerve conduction studies and EMGs
  • Long-term prognosis for Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Plasmapheresis versus IV IgG for Guillain-Barre
  • Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Role of nutritional supplements and enzymes in treatment of peripheral neuropathy

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 CME Discusses HIV Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses HIV Prevention. Today, HIV is no longer an automatic death sentence like it was 30 years ago but it remains an enormous burden of morbidity, mortality, and financial cost throughout the world. It can be controlled but it can’t be cured so our challenge is to prevent people from getting infected in the first place. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss HIV prevention and the steps that you can take in your own practice to keep your patients from getting HIV. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is infectious disease specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Carlos Malvestutto.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE PrEP in the context of the current AIDS Epidemic; REVIEW the scientific evidence supporting PrEP use; SHARE data on the awareness and uptake of PrEP in high risk populations; DISCUSS Guidelines for PrEP Implementation; and DISCUSS future PrEP modalities.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PrEP Implementation
  • New PrEP Modalities
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis

Whether HIV treatment reduces the chance of transmitting the virus
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 Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.