Webcast Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Pulmonary Function Tests and Office Spirometry. Probably the most important tests we use in evaluating and managing lung disease are pulmonary function tests and particularly, spirometry. In the past, PFTs were relegated to the hospital pulmonary function lab and they were usually interpreted by pulmonologists. But today, the availability of inexpensive office spirometers has led to many primary care physicians performing spirometry in their own offices and doing their own interpretations. The focus of today’s webcast is going to be on how to perform and interpret office spirometry. We’ll be covering all of the information that we require at our own hospital for credentialing non-pulmonologists to do spirometry. And then, we’ll finish up with a look at some of the other pulmonary function tests that you can order from full-service pulmonary labs.

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the indications for office spirometry
  • Understand the definitions of obstruction
  • Recognize common errors with data entry and performance of testing
  • Recognize common flow volume loop patterns
  • Understand the clinical significance of restriction and a low diffusing capacity

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 Eczema

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Eczema. Dermatologists Fred Wise and Marion Sulzberger coined the term “Atopic Dermatitis” as a condition that occurred in infants with familial predisposition for allergic conditions. To teach us about Atopic dermatitis, We have with us today one of Ohio State University’s Dermatologic experts. We’re pleased to introduce Associate Professor of Dermatology Dr Susan Massick.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and common triggers for atopic dermatitis; and review best practices on treatment options and introduce most recent drug therapies for atopic dermatitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Persistence into Adulthood
  • Treating delicate areas
  • Comorbidities
  • Trial of Therapy
  • Hand Rash

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.

Experts Provide HIV Update on Online Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Experts Provide HIV Update on Online Webcast. Globally, HIV continues to be a major public health issue. In 2020 alone 680,000 lives were lost to HIV-related causes and the World Health Organization estimates over 37 million people are infected worldwide. The good news is, there has been a lot of advancement in the last 40 years with HIV diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Here to discuss these updates are two of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s HIV specialists. We’re delighted to introduce Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Susan Koletar and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Carlos Malvestutto.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: know the recommended testing options available for the diagnosis of HIV; know the various measures/means to prevent opportunistic and common infections in patients living with HIV; provide an overview of current HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis modalities; and describe how a comprehensive approach to HIV testing, PrEP, and treatment can help us to end the HIV Epidemic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • PrEP dosing
  • Long-acting injectable PrEP
  • Long-acting Antiviral treatment for HIV
  • Improving the HIV disparities
  • HIV vaccines

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 Kidney and Bladder Cancer On Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Kidney and Bladder Cancer On Webcast. Today, nephrectomies are commonly performed to treat kidney cancer as well as other conditions. On this webcast, we will hear from two of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center & James Cancer Hospital’s Urologic surgeons on the treatment of both kidney and bladder cancers. We’re delighted to introduce Assistant Professor of Urology Dr Debashish Sundi and Associate Professor of Urology Dr Geoffrey Box.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: recognize how to evaluate hematuria, including when to refer for cystoscopy and upper urinary tract imaging; describe how bladder cancer treatments vary widely based on stage and grade; describe the treatment options for kidney cancer; and describe the appropriate radiographic evaluation of a renal mass.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Imaging
  • Tests prior to referral
  • Stage at diagnosis
  • Screening for kidney cancer
  • Prevention

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 Discusses Physician Financial Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Physician Financial Health. In his theory of motivation, Abraham Maslow developed his hierarchy of needs, a pyramid with physiological needs and safety needs at the foundation and self-actualization at the top. Another way of looking at his hierarchy is in terms of health, with physical health at the foundation, followed by financial health, social health, and emotional health. For this webcast, we’re going to focus on the second tier, financial health. Although today’s program is geared toward physicians, and particularly younger physicians, most of it is going to be pertinent for anyone in a healthcare profession.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: fund a child’s college education; create an optimal retirement investment portfolio; and understand the U.S. income tax system.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Investing 101
  • Taxes 101
  • The 15 Commandments Of Healthy Finances

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.