Webcast Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. Probably the most important tests we use in evaluating and managing lung disease are pulmonary function tests and particularly, spirometry. In the past, PFTs were relegated to the hospital pulmonary function lab and they were usually interpreted by pulmonologists. But today, the availability of inexpensive office spirometers has led to many primary care physicians performing spirometry in their own offices and doing their own interpretations. The focus of today’s webcast is going to be on how to perform and interpret office spirometry. We’ll be covering all of the information that we require at our own hospital for credentialing non-pulmonologists to do spirometry. And then, we’ll finish up with a look at some of the other pulmonary function tests that you can order from full-service pulmonary labs.

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

  • Understand the indications for office spirometry
  • Understand the definitions of obstruction
  • Recognize common errors with data entry and performance of testing
  • Recognize common flow volume loop patterns
  • Understand the clinical significance of restriction and a low diffusing capacity

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.

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.