Webcast Teaches About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Webcast Teaches About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is fertilizer for antimicrobial resistance and there are specific steps that all of us can take to prescribe antibiotics more judiciously and to slow the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens. Here to tell us what we can do to better protect our patients from antimicrobial resistance are two experts on the subject from the Ohio State University. Erica Reed is a PharmD and the Lead Specialty Practice Pharmacist for Infectious Diseases. And Dr. Sydney Agnello is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease and is the lead for ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship at OSU.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Discuss factors contributing to and the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Understand the core elements of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship
  • Utilize resources to implement antimicrobial stewardship practices in your clinical setting

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and urinary track infections
  • Antiviral drug resistance
  • Antifungal drug resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and cellulitis
  • The role of the outpatient pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship

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.

Expert Teaches on Lymphedema

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Expert Teaches on Lymphedema. Although congenital lymphedema remains rare, other causes of lymphedema are increasingly common. Until recently, there was little to be done for patients with lymphedema other than compression garments but as we are going to see today, there are revolutionary new surgical techniques that are offering life-changing improvements in their conditions. Here in the studio to tell us about new treatments for lymphedema is Professor of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roman Skoracki. Dr. Skoracki is the Division Chief of Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the Ohio State University and is also the Medical Director of the OSU Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Gain a greater appreciation for the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
  • Understand treatment options for lymphedema, including conservative as well as surgical therapies for its’ treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of lymphedema
  • Common symptoms and clinical consequences of lymphedema
  • Lymphedema therapists
  • Prevention recommendations for patients with lymphedema
  • Exercise and lymphedema

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.

Online Webcast Teaches on Lymphoma

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Online Webcast Teaches on Lymphoma. The survival rate of Hodgkin’s lymphoma has improved markedly over time and is now considered one of the most curable forms of cancer. Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has similarly seen great improvements rising from 31% five-year survival in the 1960s to now >75% five-year survival.

To review lymphoma and updates in treatment and outcomes, We’ve invited two of Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital’s Hematology experts. We’re pleased to introduce Assistant Professor of Hematology Dr Timothy Voorhees. Tim will be presenting today by pre-recorded video and will be focusing his talk on Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. In the studio, we have Yazeed Sawalha who is an Assistant Professor of Hematology specializing in Hodgkin’s and B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

  • Methods to identify high-risk Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.
  • How to approach treatment for Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.
  • Discuss the common features of indolent B-cell lymphomas and how we approach them clinically.
  • Briefly review treatment strategies for the 3 most common types of indolent B-cell lymphomas.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Lymphoma Categories
  • Lymphoma Workup
  • Screening
  • Supporting Patients

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.

Online Webcast Teaches Learners About Lifestyle Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches Learners About Lifestyle Medicine. There is now a growing body of evidence that things like physical activity and nutrition can help a great variety of conditions such as hypothyroidism, cancer related fatigue, memory deficits, and mental health. So today, we’ve invited a special guest. Dr Kara Wada is a board certified Internist and Pediatrician at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who specializes in Allergy and Immunology and is also board certified in a newer discipline, Lifestyle Medicine. On this webcast, Kara will take us through the tenets of lifestyle medicine, why lifestyle medicine matters, and key habits that can improve health.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand the continued evolution of humans and diseases
  • Outline and discuss the 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Lifestyle Medicine Training & Practice
  • Conditions
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Long COVID

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 Common Knee Complaints

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Common Knee Complaints. Osteoarthritis is extremely common with over 32 million adults suffering from the condition. The knee is one of the most affected joints for OA and knee pain is a very frequent complaint in primary care. On this CME webcast, we’ll be discuss two common knee complaints, Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Root tears. Our first guest is Dr Michael Baria who is a Sports Medicine expert at Ohio State University. He is the director of sports orthobiologics and serves as the team physician for Ohio State Wrestling. He’ll take us through the use of newer treatment knee OA, Platelet rich plasma and conservative versus surgical approach for meniscal root tears. Also, joining us is Dr John DeWitt. John is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center specializing in sports and orthopedic PT.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand data supporting the use of PRP for knee OA
  • Recognize the presentation of meniscal root tears
  • Review value of PT to manage knee OA
  • Describe meniscal root injuries rehabilitation milestones

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PT for Knee OA
  • Education
  • PRP’s role in Knee OA
  • PT length

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.