Learn Valuable Information About Common Bites and Stings on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Valuable Information About Common Bites and Stings on CME Webcast. The World Health Organization estimates that 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes each year, half of them by poisonous snakes. Each year, about 100,000 people die of snake bite and 300,000 require an amputation. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you about the management of not just snake bites but bites by other animals and stings by insects. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. David Hartnett.

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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 incidence of bites and stings in the US; and REVIEW management of clinically relevant species.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common bites and stings in clinical practice
  • The most dangerous bites and stings
  • Field management of snake bite
  • Hospital management of snake bite
  • Management of human bites
  • Changing geographic distribution of ticks
  • Bed bug decontamination

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 Approach to Thrombocytopenia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Approach to Thrombocytopenia. Joining our moderator today to tell us all about the approach to thrombocytopenia is hematologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Spero Cataland. And also nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Samir Parikh.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPLY a practical approach to the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia associated with acute kidney injury; DIFFERENTIATE the causes of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and their potential for causing renal failure; DIFFERENTIATE the more common causes of thrombocytopenia from the rare and serious causes of thrombocytopenia that require a specific management strategy; and RECOGNIZE and diagnose the more causes of thrombocytopenia (HIT, ITP, and TTP) that require rapid identification and specialized treatment.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of thrombocytopenia
  • New treatments for thrombocytopenia
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) treatment
  • Treatment strategies for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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.

Physician Viewers Learn About Food Allergy on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physician Viewers Learn About Food Allergy on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to bring all of you up to date about food allergies. First, to tell us about non- IgE mediated food allergies is Ohio State University Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and also allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Margaret Redmond. And then to tell us about IgE mediated food allergies is Dr. Benjamin Prince who is also an allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of 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: DEFINE IgE-mediated food allergy and review risk factors for its development; and DEFINE anaphylaxis and demonstrate the proper technique for using an epinephrine auto-injector.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Food allergy signs and symptoms
  • Epidemiology of food allergies
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors

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 Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is incredibly common and destined to only become more common in the future. On this CME webcast, we are going to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Joining us today are sleep medicine specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Steven Holfinger is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Madelyn Rosenthal is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep 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: APPROPRIATELY screen patients in a primary care setting; DIAGNOSE sleep apnea with appropriate testing; UNDERSTAND the important factors that should be addressed at each obstructive sleep apnea follow up visit; and RECOGNIZE and troubleshoot common factors that affect PAP adherence, residual daytime sleepiness and nasal congestion.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Sleep apnea risk factors
  • Pre-operative screening for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mask options
  • Dental devices and surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Management of central sleep apnea
  • Auto-CPAP machines
  • The economics of CPAP equipment
  • Treatment of snoring

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.

Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Common Laryngeal Disorders in Primary Care. On this CME webcast, to tell us about common laryngeal disorders in primary care are laryngeal specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Laura Matrka is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Dr. Brandon Kim is an Assistant Professor, also from the Department of Otolaryngology.

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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 red flags necessitating earlier referral for voice disorders; and EXPLAIN current controversy and decision-making regarding PPI use.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common laryngeal disorders in primary care medicine
  • Common tests performed in the laryngeal disease clinic
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngitis mimics
  • Diagnosing paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Risk factors for laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage

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.