On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians. The dilemma that clinicians face is what do we do with all of these pulmonary nodules. Joining us on this CME webcast to shed some light on pulmonary nodules and give us a rational approach to their management is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from The Ohio State University, Dr. Edwin Jackson.

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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 the basic approach to management of pulmonary nodules; and UNDERSTAND the difference between nodules identified on lung cancer screening examinations and incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of pulmonary nodules
  • Risk stratification and pulmonary nodules
  • Bronchoscopic versus CT-guided needle biopsy
  • Contrast-enhanced versus non-contrast CT scans
  • Whether everyone should get a screening chest CT

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 Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention. Most cancers can be prevented by changing behaviors at an early age, by appropriate vaccinations, and by detection of pre-cancerous conditions. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how to prevent cancer in your own patients. Joining our moderator in the studio are cancer prevention experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Electra Paskett is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. And Dr. Darrell Gray is a gastroenterologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

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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 evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations; and DEVELOP ways to integrate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection recommendations in clinical practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Brief overview of causes of cancer
  • Screening for pre-cancerous conditions
  • Lung cancer screening programs
  • Improving colon cancer screening rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in childhood obesity
  • Experiences with cancer screening in Appalachia

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.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

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.

Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems. If you look at other economically successful countries, most have some type of single payer health care and most do a better job of delivering consistently high quality health care to all of their residents than we do here in the United States. But what exactly is a single payer health plan and would it work here in the United States? Well, today on this CME webcast, we’re going to introduce you to how single payer plans work and we’ll let you decide if it is the right idea for our nation. Here with me in the studio is Associate Professor from the Division of Health Services Management and Policy from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Dr. Eric Seiber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

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 Teaches Physicians About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Teaches Physicians About Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Gonorrhea is only one of many different sexually transmitted diseases. And every physician who practices medicine will have patients with sexually transmitted diseases. Joining us on this webcast to update us about the most common sexually transmitted diseases that you will encounter is the Medical Director of the Sexual Health Clinic for the Columbus Department of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jose Bazan.

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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 recent epidemiologic trends in the United States for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis; and RECOGNIZE and describe risk factors, clinical manifestations, screening/diagnosis, and management of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases in the United States today
  • New developments in diagnosis of sexually transmitted disease
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhea
  • City of Columbus Sexual Health Clinic
  • Genital Herpes simplex

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.