Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Management of Cancer Pain in the Ambulatory Setting. The most common cancers in the U.S. are colorectal, lung, prostate, and breast cancer. The good news is that cancer deaths are declining. But this means that more people are living with cancer or living as cancer survivors than ever before and many of these people can have pain. The primary care physician is often the first line of treatment of patients with cancer pain. And that brings up questions such as “When should I prescribe opioids?” and “What non-opioid treatments might help my patient?”. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the tools you need to manage patients with cancer pain. Let me welcome today’s guest. Dr. Sachin Kale is an Assistant Professor from the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Ohio State University.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As  a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE a multimodal approach to treating cancer pain that is based on where a patient is on his/her cancer trajectory; and DESCRIBE a Universal Precautions approach to prescribing opioids.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Cancer pain strategies and hospice
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • The role of radiation therapy
  • The role of massage and acupuncture
  • When to refer to palliative medicine
  • When to refer to pain management

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 Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Depression in the Setting of Chronic Medical Conditions. More choices in depression management means more decisions to make in depression management. And more decisions can create a conundrum for physicians. On this CME webcast, we are going to help you navigate the often confusing challenge of treating depression in patients with medical illness. Joining us today is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Kevin Johns.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTANDING how depression impacts other medical conditions; and UNDERSTANDING how to diagnose and treat depression in patients with chronic medical problems.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Depression in medical illness
  • Whether the choice of anti-depressant matters

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.

Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Pharmacologic Management of Pain. We now know that opioid pain medications prescribed excessively are addictive and can abscond with our patients’ careers, their futures, and even their lives. But if we don’t treat their pain, then physicians are treated as professional failures. Well, on this CME webcast, we’re going to help you navigate pain. The goal is to set realistic expectations to manage your patients’ pain without turning their lives into a nightmare of addiction and despair. Joining our moderator in the studio is pain management expert and specialty practice pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Lisa Mostafavifar.

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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 multi-modal pharmacologic treatment options for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; and REVIEW guidelines for acute and chronic pain management that may help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Non-opioid pain management options
  • Setting realistic goals for pain control in the hospital
  • Opioid addiction following opioid prescriptions

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.