Learn How to Use Telemedicine in Your Clinical Practice

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn How to Use Telemedicine in Your Clinical Practice. Telemedicine is not new, in fact, we first did a program on telemedicine 20 years ago on OMEN-TV, the predecessor of MedNet. But with the COVID pandemic of the past year, telemedicine has been adopted by most physicians as a regular and normal part of their practice. However, with that comes the question of how can we most optimally use telemedicine? Today on MedNet, we’re going to update you on how you can most effectively apply telemedicine to your own clinical practice. Joining me today are two MedNet veterans from the Ohio State University. Dr. Shengyi Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. And Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: recognize the benefits and limitations of telehealth; know which ailments are amenable to telehealth and which are not; be familiar with the different forms of telehealth; and understand the basics of a telehealth physical exam.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Telemedicine at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Common barriers to using telemedicine
  • Telemedicine in the teaching setting
  • Inpatient use of telemedicine
  • Advance practice providers and telemedicine
  • Controlled substances and telemedicine
  • Telemedicine and nursing homes

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.

Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get the Latest Information on Medical Marijuana with On-line Education. One of the most recent states to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio where a new medical marijuana law went into effect earlier this month. But it is not without controversy, however. And it is really difficult to find objective, scientific data on the medicinal effects of marijuana. On this CME webcast, we’ve brought in two of the Ohio State University’s top experts on marijuana to give us an unbiased review of medical marijuana and we’re going to frame the discussion in the context of Ohio’s new medical marijuana law. To review the pharmacology of marijuana, palliative medicine clinical pharmacist, and to tell us more about the medical uses of marijuana is Professor of Internal Medicine and the long-standing chairman of the OSU Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Dr. Harrison Weed.

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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 currently accepted appropriate uses of medical marijuana; and UNDERSTAND the potential
adverse consequences of medical marijuana.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Current pharmacologic uses of cannabinoids
  • Medicinal properties of marijuana
  • Hemp versus marijuana
  • The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
  • Hospital approaches to inpatient use of medical marijuana
  • Purity testing and labeling

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 Discusses Air Traveler’s Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Air Traveler’s Health. Today on our CME webcast, we’re going to be discussing air traveler’s health. First, to discuss how human physiology changes at high altitude and then to tell us about supplemental oxygen during air flight, pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu Mukku. Then, to tell us about the common medical conditions occurring during air travel and at high altitude, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Christopher Paul.

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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 an understanding of how air travel affects patients with pulmonary disease; IDENTIFY at-risk patients prior to air travel, including disease-specific considerations; UNDERSTAND the Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test; PROVIDE information about responding to an in-flight emergency; UNDERSTAND how to prevent jet lag; UNDERSTAND the effects of altitude-related hypoxemia on the human body; LEARN the common causes of in-flight medical emergencies; and BECOME familiar with the on-flight emergency medical kit.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Air travel and the patient with lung disease
  • The travel direction when melatonin is most useful
  • Preventing air travel deep venous thrombosis
  • How to use an AED
  • The Emergency Medical Kit
  • Medications to prevent altitude illness
  • Air travel with a tracheostomy
  • Motion sickness

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 Discusses HIV Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses HIV Prevention. Today, HIV is no longer an automatic death sentence like it was 30 years ago but it remains an enormous burden of morbidity, mortality, and financial cost throughout the world. It can be controlled but it can’t be cured so our challenge is to prevent people from getting infected in the first place. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss HIV prevention and the steps that you can take in your own practice to keep your patients from getting HIV. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is infectious disease specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Carlos Malvestutto.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE PrEP in the context of the current AIDS Epidemic; REVIEW the scientific evidence supporting PrEP use; SHARE data on the awareness and uptake of PrEP in high risk populations; DISCUSS Guidelines for PrEP Implementation; and DISCUSS future PrEP modalities.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PrEP Implementation
  • New PrEP Modalities
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis

Whether HIV treatment reduces the chance of transmitting the virus
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.