CME Webcast Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Esophageal and Gastric Motility Disorders. Today, we now know a lot more about gastrointestinal motility disorders and we now have many new treatments to offer patients who previously had no hope for improvement. Joining our moderator to tell us all about esophageal and gastric motility disorders is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Gokul Bala.

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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 approach and management of achalasia and persistent reflux; and DISCUSS the approach and management of gastroparesis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Symptoms of esophageal and gastric motility disorders
  • Common causes of dysphagia
  • Management of high gastric residuals by nasogastric tube
  • Indications for J-tubes
  • Medications that can affect gastric and esophageal motility
  • Surgical myotomy versus PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Esophagram versus modified barium swallow with speech therapy

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.

On-line Education Teaches Physicians About E-Cigarettes

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About E-Cigarettes. On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining e-cigarettes, what they are, how they can affect one’s health, and what their role is in smoking cessation. Joining us today is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Joanna Tsai. And also, tobacco treatment specialist and pulmonary nurse practitioner from Ohio State, Gretchen Whitby.

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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 what an e-cigarette is and what it is composed of; IDENTIFY potential risks with e-cigarette use; LIST two pros and two cons of e-cigarette usage for current e-cigarette users ; and DESCRIBE two reasons to recommend FDA approved smoking cessation medications over e-cigarette usage to help your patients quit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • E-cigarettes and vaping
  • Nicotine and breast milk
  • Nicotine poisoning
  • E-cigarettes and home oxygen use
  • E-cigarette use in public areas
  • Diacetyl and e-cigarettes
  • Medications used in tobacco 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 Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care. On this CME webcast, to tell us about common laryngeal disorders in primary care are laryngeal specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Laura Matrka is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Dr. Brandon Kim is an Assistant Professor, also from the Department of Otolaryngology.

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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 red flags necessitating earlier referral for voice disorders; and EXPLAIN current controversy and decision-making regarding PPI use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common laryngeal disorders in primary care medicine
  • Common tests performed in the laryngeal disease clinic
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis mimics
  • Diagnosing paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Risk factors for laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage

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 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Joining our moderator to tell us all about transcatheter aortic valve replacement is cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Scott Lilly.

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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 origin of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and how it compares to surgical valve replacement; and IDENTIFY patients appropriate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Advantages of TAVR
  • Patient selection for TAVR
  • What patients should expect during and after the TAVR procedure
  • Exercise and activities after TAVR
  • TAVRs and metal detectors
  • TAVRs and pacemakers

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.