Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Acute and Chronic Diarrhea. The causes of acute diarrhea can vary from the benign to the life-threatening. There is a similar spectrum of seriousness to the causes of chronic diarrhea. It is the primary care physician who is most often on the front line with patients who develop diarrhea and today on OSU MedNet21, we are going to help you diagnose and manage the common causes. First, to discuss acute diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Subhankar Chakraborty. And then to discuss chronic diarrhea is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Madalina Butnariu.

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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 evaluation and management of acute diarrhea and dysentery; REVIEW epidemiologic associations of acute diarrhea; DESCRIBE causes of chronic diarrhea; and DISCUSS approach to diagnosis of patients with chronic diarrhea.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When you should send the patient to the hospital
  • Travel preparation
  • The role of diet in management of chronic diarrhea
  • Loperamide and bismuth in chronic diarrhea

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 Non-Arthroplasty Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Teaches on Non-Arthroplasty Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Orthopedic surgeons now have alternatives to knee replacement and today on MedNet21, we’re going to hear about these. We’re pleased to welcome Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and expert in knee and shoulder sports-related injuries, Dr. Robert Duerr.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST the full range of non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee; and EXPLAIN the non-arthroplasty surgical options for managing osteoarthritis of the knee.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Treatment options other than knee joint replacement
  • When to proceed directly to arthroplasty
  • Red flags for knee osteoarthritis mimics

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 Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Medical Errors: Causes and Prevention. If a painter or a plumber makes an error, it is annoying. But if doctor of a nurse makes an error, it can be deadly. Fortunately, by creating systems of medical care and promoting a culture of safety, many and maybe even most medical errors can be avoided. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to take a close look at medical errors: why they occur and what we can all do to prevent them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Associate Professor of Surgery and the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Perioperative Services at the Ohio State University, Dr. David Renton.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE and discuss different types of medical errors; and DISCUSS different options for preventing medical errors.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Failure of the individual versus failure of a system
  • Just culture
  • Root cause analysis
  • Event reporting systems
  • The problem with verbal orders
  • The Joint Commission and medical errors
  • Reducing ventilator-associated infections
  • Medical error disclosure
  • Electronic medical records and medical errors

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 Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Teaches Physicians About Multiple Sclerosis. Over the past 25 years, there have been dramatic new developments in how we treat multiple sclerosis and this is giving hope to patients who on the past had very few options. Here today to bring us up to date on the latest developments in multiple sclerosis is the Chairman of the OSU Department of Neurology, Dr. Benjamin Segal.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN about the typicalclinical course of multiple sclerosis and disease modifying treatments; and LEARN about our current understanding of the pathogenesis of MS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Current concepts in multiple sclerosis 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.

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.