CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Common Ear and Throat Infections in Primary Care. Infections of the ears, nose, and throat are still common. 80% of children have at least 1 ear infection by age 3. Throat infections are one of the top 20 reasons for primary care office visits. Acute rhinosinusitis accounts for 16 million physician office visits each year. These are common medical problems but there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding of the most frequent causes and the best treatments. Here to demystify common ear, nose, and throat infections are internal medicine and pediatric specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Jing-Jing Mao is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Nathan Richards is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Both from the OSU Division of General Internal Medicine.

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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 diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, specifically with using the Centor criteria to aid in diagnosis in adults; RECOGNIZE the complications of group A streptococcal pharyngitis, especially those that are potentially life-threatening; UNDERSTAND the etiology of ear and throat infections and recommendations for prevention; and RECOGNIZE, diagnose, and be familiar with the treatment of the most common ear and throat infections.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • ENT infections in children versus adults
  • Testing for group A streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Managing contacts of patients with group A streptococcal infections
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanostomy tubes
  • Preventing barotrauma during air flights

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 Accountable Care Organizations

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Accountable Care Organizations during our CME webcast. As of August 2017, there are 480 shared saving program ACOs covering 9 million Medicare beneficiaries. That is 1 out of every 5 people on Medicare today. On this CME webcast, we are going to introduce you to the Accountable Care Organization: why they exist, how they work, and whether you should participate in one. Joining our moderator in the studio are ACO experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Randy Wexler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine. Also, we have Dr. Gail Grever who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: better UNDERSTAND the cost reasons behind value based health care; UNDERSTAND the variations of value based reimbursement; DISCUSS elements necessary for success of an ACO; and better UNDERSTAND definition of Accountable Care Organizations.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • HMOs versus ACOs
  • When should you expect to get an end of the year shared savings bonus
  • How baseline patient population characteristics affect the probability of an ACO’s success
  • Characteristics of a successful ACO structure
  • The role of the electronic medical record in an ACO
  • ACOs and commercial insurance companies
  • How are patients assigned to an ACO
  • Whether being in an ACO restricts a patient’s choice of doctors?

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.

Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Discover Device Therapies for Heart Failure on Webcast. In the past, we could prescribe medications or do a heart transplant, but that was about it. Now we have new devices that can help our patients with heart failure. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about these new devices to show you how these treatments can help them live longer and better lives. Joining our moderator in the studio are cardiologists and heart failure experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Rami Kahwash is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Organization at OSU. And Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the primary prevention strategies of the prevention of sudden cardiac death in chronic systolic heart failure and the role of Cardiac Resynchronization therapy (CRT); and UNDERSTAND indications of the new defibrillation strategies (wearable ICD and subcutaneous ICD) in the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Medications versus implantable cardiac defibrillators
  • Implantable cardiac monitoring devices
  • Precautions when caring for patients with a ventricular assist device
  • Complications of ventricular assist devices
  • Investigational devices
  • Current role of the intra-aortic balloon pump

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 Case Studies in Palliative Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the breadth of palliative care and how you can use the principles of palliative medicine in your own practice. Let me welcome our guests today. Dr. Seuli Brill is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Todd Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Division of Palliative Medicine.

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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 difference between palliative care and hospice; OBTAIN tools to identify ethical dilemmas and how to begin goals of care conversations; IDENTIFY the generalist’s role in palliative medicine in patients across the chronic disease trajectory (sub-clinical, symptomatic, and end-stage); and DEVELOP systematic strategies for serious illness communication (Advance Care Planning) in primary care for healthy, sick, and dying patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether palliative medicine is just for cancer
  • Hospice versus palliative medicine
  • Estimating life expectancy
  • Working palliative medicine discussions into a busy office practice
  • Obligations of the hospice physician of record
  • Inpatient hospice versus outpatient hospice versus respite care

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.

Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about oropharyngeal cancer, what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. We’re pleased to welcome head and neck cancer specialist and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Stephen Kang.

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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 common patterns of clinical presentation of oropharynx cancer; and RECOGNIZE the role of HPV in the development of oropharynx cancer, and the way HPV has changed head and neck cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnostic challenges of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Causes of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer versus oropharyngeal cancer
  • Non-squamous cell oropharyngeal cancers
  • Parotid gland tumors
  • Dysphagia after oropharyngeal cancer treatment
  • Speech and taste after oropharyngeal cancer 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.