CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Quality Initiatives In The Outpatient Setting. Today, we’re going to bring you help and show you how you can set up your own quality program in your office practice. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: PROVIDE a framework for understanding Lean Six Sigma thinking as it applies to health care; and REVIEW sample techniques and tools that can help drive sound improvement strategies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why should the office-based physician care about measuring quality?
  • Making quality a part of your regular workflow

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 New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About New Developments in Asthma on CME Webcast. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you about the newest developments in asthma management to help you choose the right medications for your patients. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on asthma management in adults is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer McCallister. And then to update us on asthma management in children is pulmonologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Elizabeth Allen.

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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 important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pathogenesis of asthma
  • Diagnosing asthma in children
  • Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
  • Asthma medications and pregnancy
  • Allergy testing and desensitization
  • School-based asthma treatment program
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations

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 CME Education Covers Common Fractures

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Common Fractures. Bone fractures are still common but orthopedic surgeons have many more techniques that they can use to manage fractures in order to return patients back to normal function as rapidly as possible. Joining our moderator in the studio to update us on the management of common fractures is orthopedic trauma surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery from the Ohio State University, Dr. Ryan Harrison.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY common fractures; and DISCUSS treatment strategies for common fractures and expected outcomes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Most common fractures seen in the ER
  • Initial management of suspected on-the-field athletic fractures
  • Cast techniques
  • Care of the cast
  • Splinting versus casting
  • Who needs to be admitted
  • Hip fracture and mortality
  • Timing of hip fracture surgery
  • Management of open fracture versus closed fracture
  • Reasons for delayed healing
  • Strength of a healed fracture
  • Rib fractures

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 CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Enduring Material Teaches Physicians on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We have come a long way since Crohn, Ginzburg, and Oppenheimer first described inflammatory bowel disease. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, what they are, how to diagnose them and new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. We’re pleased to have the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Anita Afzali joining us on the program.

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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 the role of the primary care provider (PCP) in IBD; and DEVELOP a health maintenance plan for the patient with IBD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Etiology of inflammatory bowel disease
  • New developments in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diet and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Management of small bowel obstruction and acute exacerbations of pain
  • Duration of biologic 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.

CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Physicians About Vitamin D Deficiency. Today on MedNet, we’re going to tell you all about vitamin D: its chemistry, the symptoms of deficiency, how to test for it, and how to treat it. We’re  delighted to welcome our guest, Dr. Deborah Gordish. Dr. Gordish is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine here at Ohio State.

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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 effects of Vitamin D on the skeletal and nonskeletal systems; and UNDERSTAND testing guidelines and treatment recommendations for Vitamin D replacement.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Rickets
  • Common signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency in economically developed countries
  • When to do vitamin D testing
  • Vitamin D toxicity
  • Sunscreens and the amount of sun necessary to make endogenous vitamin D

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.