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 on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME on Approach to Pulmonary Nodules Educates Physicians. The dilemma that clinicians face is what do we do with all of these pulmonary nodules. Joining us on this CME webcast to shed some light on pulmonary nodules and give us a rational approach to their management is pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from The Ohio State University, Dr. Edwin Jackson.

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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 basic approach to management of pulmonary nodules; and UNDERSTAND the difference between nodules identified on lung cancer screening examinations and incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of pulmonary nodules
  • Risk stratification and pulmonary nodules
  • Bronchoscopic versus CT-guided needle biopsy
  • Contrast-enhanced versus non-contrast CT scans
  • Whether everyone should get a screening chest CT

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.

Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians. If you are a physician, you don’t have to be an emergency medicine doctor or a cardiologist to encounter syncope. On our webcast to tell us about the common causes of syncope and how to approach it diagnostically is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Vijay Duggirala.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CREATE a high yield framework for clinicians to diagnose syncope; and IDENTIFY reasons for hospitalization and invasive testing in patients with syncope.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of syncope
  • Evaluation of the patient with syncope
  • Physical exam of the patient with syncope
  • What to look for on the EKG
  • Who needs an EEG
  • Admission versus observation status
  • What to tell patients to do when they have vasovagal prodromes
  • What to do if you witness syncope outside of the hospital
  • Medications causing syncope
  • Driving restrictions after syncope

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 How to Make the EMR Work For You

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn How to Make the EMR Work For You. A 2015 study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that physicians who use electronic medical records were more likely to get burned out than physicians who did not use EMRs. But there is good news! You can make your electronic medical record work for you rather than the other way around and today we are going to show you how. Joining our moderator in the studio, in this on-line enduring material, is the chief clinical information officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Milisa Rizer, and joining her is our medical center’s deputy chief information officer, Thomas Bentley.

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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 the top three factors that improve user efficiency and satisfaction; IDENTIFY the top tools that can be used to improve the amount of time spent in documentation activities; IDENTIFY the two areas of greatest frustration of users of EMRs; IDENTIFY one area where your staff can be used to help with provider efficiency; IDENTIFY one place where you can be involved with improving the EMR in your hospital or clinic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The penetration of electronic medical records into U.S. healthcare
  • Using progress notes as documentation tools versus communication tools
  • Tips to creating reader-friendly referral letters in the electronic medical record
  • Characteristics of successful adopters of electronic medical records
  • Maintaining your “EMR edge”

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.

Physicians Teach on Myocardial Infarction on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Teach On Myocardial Infarction on CME Webcast. The first Wallstent in a coronary artery was placed by Dr. Jacques Puel in France in 1986. He initially just called it a coronary endo-prosthesis but later called it a stent. Now, 30 years later, 2 million stents are implanted worldwide every year. One of the most important indications for them is to treat myocardial infarction. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on myocardial infarction: its pathogenesis, its treatment, and its complications. We’re pleased to introduce our guest speakers. Dr. Dean Boudoulas is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the cardiac catheterization lab at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Cindy Baker is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the director of peripheral vascular interventions 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: Learn how to diagnosis and manage UA/NSTEMI; Learn secondary prevention measures for UA/NSTEMI; Discuss reperfusion strategies and medical therapy in ST elevation myocardial; and Discuss complications of myocardial infarction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for coronary artery disease
  • STEMI versus non-STEMI
  • Myocardial infarction presentation in women
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

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.