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 Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discusses Acute and Chronic Sinusitis. Sinuses have evolved in a lot of different ways to serve different purposes and they gave our ancestors important survival advantages. But when your head is all stopped up, your nose is running, and you have an excruciating pain above your cheek, you don’t really care, you just want to get better. Every year, about 30 million Americans get acute sinusitis and one out of every eight people have chronic sinusitis. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about acute and chronic sinusitis. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sinus and Allergy here at Ohio State, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Bradley Otto.

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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 workup of patients with rhinosinusitis; and DEVELOP an understanding of the conditions that mimic or concomitantly exist with rhinosinusitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges of diagnosing acute sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • When to consult the otolaryngologist
  • The sinuses in systemic disease
  • Sinusitis surgery
  • Sinus stents

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 Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Webcast Educates On Fall Prevention in Older Adults. One of the challenges of being a bipedal species is that we have a higher center of gravity than most animals. And so we can fall easier and when we do, our bodies can pick up relatively more momentum before hitting ground. The result is that every year, millions of Americans suffer a fall and one out of five falls results in serious injury. Total costs: 31 billion dollars a year. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at falls, their risk factors, their medical effects, and what we can do to help prevent our patients from falling. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal and also, physical therapist and the clinical manager for the programming of falls prevention, ReNea Owens.

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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 risk factors for falling; DISCUSS interventions and resources available; INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk; and INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The demographics of falls in older adults
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Prescribing walkers and canes
  • When to consult the physical medicine physician
  • First steps when you discover one of your patients is falling
  • The role of physical therapy versus occupational therapy

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 Anticoagulation and New Anticoagulants

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Teaches on Anticoagulation and New Anticoagulants. Now, we have even more anticoagulants and with all of the choices comes a lot of confusion. On this CME webcast, joining our moderator, to demystify all of the new anticoagulants and to give us some direction of when to choose one versus another is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Tzu-Fei Wang.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: State the differences of old anticoagulation and new direct oral anticoagulants and know the four approved direct oral anticoagulant; and UNDERSTAND the indications, laboratory testing, and precautions when prescribing direct oral anticoagulants.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The problem with Coumadin
  • Currently available direct oral anticoagulants
  • When Coumadin is the best option
  • Mitigating malpractice risk when prescribing direct oral anticoagulants

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 Discussing Multiple Myeloma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma. In the past year, there have been 4 new drugs approved to treat multiple myeloma and these are changing the way that we manage patients with this disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about what multiple myeloma is, how you diagnosis it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator in the studio is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Ashley Rosko. And also from the division of hematology, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Yvonne Efebera joining us.

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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 MGUS, smoldering Myeloma, Symptomatic multiple Myeloma; DESCRIBE the general clinical features of plasma cell myeloma including the diagnosis, and steps required for evaluation; UNDERSTAND Treatment strategy for Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant and Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients not Eligible for Transplant.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of multiple myeloma
  • Prognosis of multiple myeloma
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy?
  • Screening patients with kidney failure for multiple myeloma
  • Management of hypercalcemia and renal failure in multiple myeloma
  • Autologous versus allogenic stem cell transplant

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.