CME Webcast Teaches on Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Multimodal Analgesia: Concepts and Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use. With the invention of the hypodermic syringe and hollow needle in 1850, morphine began to be used for surgical procedures and post-operative pain. However, many people became addicted to morphine so chemists set out to develop safer, more effective, and less addictive opioids. Thus heroin was created by the Bayer pharmaceutical company in 1898. That was followed by the synthesis of meperidine in 1939, methadone in 1946, and fentanyl in 1960. But all of these proved to be just as addictive as morphine. And this has left physicians in general and surgeons in particular with the dilemma of how do you relieve pain and suffering without causing the harm of addiction? Fortunately, we now have some guidance. Joining the webcast to tell us about strategies to treat pain while reducing opioid doses is OSU Professor of Plastic Surgery and the Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Janis.

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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 current epidemiology and causes of the current opioid crisis in the United States; Understand the current opioid prescribing practices for perioperative pain; and DEVELOP intra-operative and post-operative pain management strategies to reduce opioid use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether opioids used for pain management result in opioid addiction?
  • Opioid alternatives for 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.

CME Webcast Discusses Management of Obesity

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Management of Obesity. On this CME webcast, we are going to take a look at the epidemic of obesity and what we as clinicians can do to reduce obesity in our patients. We’re pleased to introduce endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Benjamin O’Donnell.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: GAIN a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying obesity; and IDENTIFY patients who are either overweight or obese and identify the weight loss therapies appropriate for each patient.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence of obesity in the United States
  • Medications and weight loss strategies
  • Endocrine and metabolic complications of bariatric procedures
  • Information from 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.

Learn About Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Common Spine Disorders On CME Webcast. The most recent hurdle of impossibility was the application of minimally invasive techniques to spine surgery and these techniques now allow surgeons to repair the spine with less tissue disruption than ever before. Let’s welcome our guests today who are going to bring us up to date on new developments in spine surgery, Dr. Andrew Grossbach is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Dr. Stephanus Viljoen is also an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, both from the Ohio State University.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE what conditions can be treated with MIS spine surgery; and UNDERSTAND What to look for with cervical myelopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Equipment used in minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Post-op recovery and long-term outcomes
  • Symptoms of Cervical Spondylotic myelopathy
  • Imaging strategies for cervical spine conditions
  • Imaging strategies for thoracic and lumbar spine conditions
  • Red flags on the CT or MRI report
  • Post-op recommendations after cervical spine surgery
  • Prevention of cervical spondylotic myelopathy

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 Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast. In the 55 years since Dr. Dole began his ground breaking research in the treatment of opioid addiction, we have come a long way toward better understanding the effects of opioids and toward developing effective treatment for opioid addiction. However all of these advances have been eclipsed by increased opioid use in the United States fueled by the unbridled prescription of opioid pain relievers in the 1990’s and 2000’s, by price reduction in heroin on the streets, and by recent availability of newer high potency opioids such as fentanyl. But there is hope and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the effective solutions to opioid addiction. Here with me in the studio is addiction specialist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Casia Horseman.

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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 the assessment of opioid use disorder; and DESCRIBE pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for opioid use disorder.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of opioid addiction
  • Why opioid use is such a growing problem
  • Why patients relapse
  • Treatment selection strategies
  • The role of the primary care physician in the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Insurance coverage for treatment
  • Time-limited opioid prescriptions to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Inpatient management of the patient already on medication treatment for opioid addiction

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 Discusses Hypertension Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update. Our understanding of blood pressure has come a long way since Reverend Hales first cannulated the artery of a horse. And what constitutes a normal blood pressure continues to evolve with new definitions of normal published just 5 months ago. Here to bring us up to date on the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Aaron Friedberg.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY define & diagnose hypertension in adults; and APPROPRIATELY manage hypertension in adults in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The definition of hypertension
  • Treatment of hypertension
  • When to recheck
  • Anti-hypertensive medication dosing strategies
  • When to admit

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.