Expert Discusses Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Expert Discusses Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening. Today on MedNet21, we are going to help you use the chest CT in your own clinical practice in order to save lives. My guest is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Mike Wert.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: develop an evidence-based approach to the management of solitary pulmonary nodules; and understand the evidence behind and the importance of lung cancer screening in high-risk patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Efficacy of lung cancer screening
  • Challenges with lung cancer screening?

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 Discuss Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Discuss Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Webcast. In the 1980’s, cardiac rehab emerged as the standard of practice for most patients. Pulmonary rehabilitation was also found to be an effective treatment for patients with chronic lung disease. On this CME webcast, we are going to bring you up to date with the current concepts in both cardiac and pulmonary rehab. I’m pleased to welcome cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Wesley Milks. And also, pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

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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 the role of the USPSTF and how to interpret their recommendations; review pediatric preventative measures including physical examination, screening questionnaires, laboratory testing, and behavioral interventions; recognize top health screenings that impact morbidity and mortality of general population; and prioritize preventive health screenings based on informed discussion with patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Indications for cardiac rehabilitation
  • Indications for pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Pre-cardiac rehab evaluation
  • Exercise after completion of cardiac rehabilitation

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 Teaches on Massive and Sub-massive Pulmonary Emboli

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014On-line Education Teaches on Massive and Sub-massive Pulmonary Emboli. Despite the availability of newer and safer anticoagulants, people still die from pulmonary embolism. But we now have new treatments that can offer hope to those patients with the most life-threatening pulmonary emboli. Here to update us is cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Cindy Baker.

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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 stratification of patients presenting with pulmonary embolus; and REVIEW pharmacologic, percutaneous and surgical options for pulmonary embolus.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • New developments
  • Role on the amount of clot seen on CT scan in clinical decision making
  • Post-treatment follow-up

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.

Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. On this CME webcast, we’re going to give you an overview of pulmonary function testing: how it is done, what the indications for the different tests are, and what the results mean. And then we are going to focus on office spirometry so that you and your office staff have the skills to do the testing properly and interpret the results. Joining our moderator in the studio, to give us a guided tour of pulmonary function testing, is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Michael Wert.

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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 indications for spirometry, lung volumes, and diffusing capacity; INTERPRET office spirometry results including
common flow volume loop patterns; UNDERSTAND the indications for pulmonary function testing as well as the requirements for accurate testing; and ACCURATELY interpret pulmonary function studies and apply these interpretations to real-life patient scenarios.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Components of PFTs
  • Interpreting office spirometry
  • Various 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 Air Traveler’s Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health. Today on our CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing air traveler’s health. First, to discuss how human physiology changes at high altitude and then to tell us about supplemental oxygen during air flight, pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu Mukku. Then, to tell us about the common medical conditions occurring during air travel and at high altitude, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Christopher Paul.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

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.