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.

CME Webcast Teaches on Eczema

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Eczema. Dermatologists Fred Wise and Marion Sulzberger coined the term “Atopic Dermatitis” as a condition that occurred in infants with familial predisposition for allergic conditions. To teach us about Atopic dermatitis, We have with us today one of Ohio State University’s Dermatologic experts. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Dermatology Dr Susan Massick.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and common triggers for atopic dermatitis; and review best practices on treatment options and introduce most recent drug therapies for atopic dermatitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Persistence into Adulthood
  • Treating delicate areas
  • Comorbidities
  • Trial of Therapy
  • Hand Rash

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 Teaches Physicians About ENT Cancers

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches Physicians About ENT Cancers. On this program, we are going to learn all about oropharyngeal cancers and other head and neck cancers including some of the ground-breaking new surgical techniques that are leading to better outcomes than ever before. We’re pleased to introduce our guests, Dr. Kyle Van-couv-er-ring is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology from the Ohio State University. And joining us remotely is Dr. Nolan Sime, also an Assistant Professor from the Department of Otolaryngology.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: describe the impact of human papilloma virus on the incidence of oropharynx cancer; and describe the classic risk factors for head and neck cancer; explain the lesions involving the mandible, and describe treatment and surgical resection.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common presenting signs and symptoms of head and neck cancers
  • New surgical techniques in head and neck cancer
  • Staging of common head and neck cancers
  • Common complications of treatment

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 Teaches on Eating Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Eating Disorders. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about the spectrum of eating disorders: their presentation, their diagnosis, and their management. We’re pleased to welcome today’s guest. Dr. Laura Bridge is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: recognize the common presenting symptoms and signs of eating disorders in the outpatient clinical setting; and know how to perform an initial diagnostic evaluation to assess for common medical complications of eating disorders.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Eating disorder demographics
  • The spectrum of eating disorders

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 Teaches Physicians About Oncologic Emergencies

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches Physicians About Oncologic Emergencies. There are more cancer survivors and more people living with cancer than anytime in human history. These patients often develop complications of their cancer or complications of cancer treatment and with newer treatments come newer types of complications. These complications often result in medical emergencies that can bring patients into the primary care office or into the emergency department. Today on MedNet, we’re going to take a look at the most common cancer emergencies that you are likely to encounter. Joining me today is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jason Bischof.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Describe common
acute complications experienced by oncology patients; and Discuss current deficits seen by emergency medicine clinicians in the acte care of oncology patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common oncologic emergencies
  • A cancer center emergency department

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.