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MedChat is Norton Healthcare's podcast that provides evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and other providers on the go!

MedChat NHC Center for Continuing Medical Education

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MedChat is Norton Healthcare's podcast that provides evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and other providers on the go!

    Understanding Dementia and Delirium

    Understanding Dementia and Delirium

    Podcast: Understanding Dementia and Delirium
     
    Evaluation and Credit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedChat33
     
    Target Audience            
    This activity is targeted toward primary care and geriatric specialties.
     
    Statement of Need
    According to WHO, approximately 5-8% of the general population over the age of 60 at a given time will have dementia. The Institute of Aging has projected that those aged 60 and over will increase to 25.6% of Kentucky's population by 2030.  Due to the aging population in Kentucky and the increasing prevalence of dementia it is important for providers to be able to recognize the symptoms of dementia as well as to be able to differentiate clinical characteristics with delirium.
     
    Objectives
    At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
    Discuss the differences and similarities between dementia and delirium. Identify the symptoms and characteristics of dementia and delirium. Define the different types of dementia. Review the initial treatment options for dementia.
     
    Moderator
    Carmel Person M.D.
    Geriatric Medicine
    Norton Healthcare
     
    Speakers
    Rachel Hart, D.O.  
    Geriatric Medicine Specialist
    Norton Neuroscience Institute
     
    John J. Wernert, M.D., MHA, DLFAPA
    Executive Medical Director
    Norton Behavioral Medicine
     
    Moderator and Planner Disclosures 
    The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.
     
    Commercial Support 
    There was no commercial support for this activity.
     
     
    Physician Credits
    American Medical Association
     
    Accreditation
    Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    Designation
    Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    Resources for Additional Study 
    Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
     
    Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
     
    St. Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMs)
    The Mini-Cog
     
     
    Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.
     
     
    Date of Original Release |November 2021
    Course Termination Date | November 2023
    Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org  

    • 29 min
    Genomics

    Genomics

    Evaluation and Credit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedChat32
     
    Target Audience            
    This activity is targeted toward primary care and oncology specialties.
     
    Statement of Need
    According the National Human Genome Research Institute, genomic factors play a role in nine of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S.; e.g. heart disease, cancer and diabetes.  If providers have a better understanding of genomic testing and applications, it can result in earlier diagnosis, interventions and targeted treatments for specific diseases, improving overall patient outcomes.
     
    Objectives
    At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
    Differentiate between genetic and genomic testing. Describe the essentials of genomic testing. Define key applications in clinical medicine where genomic testing is utilized: constitutional, oncology and microbiological.
     
    Moderator
    Steve Patton, D.O.
    Family Medicine
    Norton Community Medical Associates
     
    Speaker
    Charles Myers, D.O.  
    Clinical and Laboratory Pathology
    Norton Medical Group
     
    Moderator and Planner Disclosures 
    The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.
     
    Commercial Support 
    There was no commercial support for this activity.
     
     
    Physician Credits
    American Medical Association
     
    Accreditation
    Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    Designation
    Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    Resources for Additional Study 
    Candida auris: Diagnostic Challenges and Emerging Opportunities for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34178208/
     
    Chromosomal microarray analysis, including constitutional and neoplastic disease applications, 2021 revision: a technical standard of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34131312/
     
     
    Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.
     
     
    Date of Original Release |October 2021
    Course Termination Date | October 2023
    Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org  

    • 38 min
    Challenges in Aging

    Challenges in Aging

    Podcast: Challenges in Aging
    Evaluation and Credit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedChat31
    Target Audience            
    This activity is targeted toward primary care, neurology and other specialties caring for geriatric patients.
    Statement of Need
    With the aging population it is imperative that providers routinely assess older adult patients, not just the frail elderly, for the presence of geriatric syndromes. In some cases, early identification may lead to intervention strategies that will improve patient outcomes.
    Objectives At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
    Define the scope of geriatrics. Distinguish between geriatric depression and dementia. Describe diagnostic guidelines for geriatric depression. Discuss treatment options for geriatric depression. Recognize earlier signs and symptoms suggestive of decline in function. Moderator Carmel Person M.D.
    Geriatric Medicine
    Norton Healthcare
    Speakers
    Rachel Hart, D.O.  
    Geriatric Medicine Specialist
    Norton Neuroscience Institute
     
    John J. Wernert, M.D., MHA, DLFAPA
    Executive Medical Director
    Norton Behavioral Medicine
    Moderator and Planner Disclosures 
    The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.
    Commercial Support 
    There was no commercial support for this activity.
    Physician Credits
    American Medical Association
    Accreditation
    Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    Designation
    Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    Resources for Additional Study 
    A Practical Guide to Geriatric Syndromes in Older Adults with Cancer: A Focus on Falls, Cognition, Polypharmacy, and Depression
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31099668/
     
    Decline in Emotional Face Recognition Among Elderly People May Reflect Mild Cognitive Impairment.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34163407/
     
    Resources
    Depression Screening - Patient Health Questionniare-9 (PHQ-9)
     
    Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.
     
    Date of Original Release |September 2021
    Course Termination Date | September 2023
    Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org  
     
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    • 39 min
    Current Opioid Minimization in Spine Surgery

    Current Opioid Minimization in Spine Surgery

    Podcast:  Current Opioid Minimization in Spine Surgery
    Evaluation and Credit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedChat30
    Target Audience            
    This activity is targeted toward primary care pediatric specialties.
    Statement of Need
    Approximately 38% of patients are still using opioids one year post-surgery for elective spine procedures.* This rate can be affected by interventions prior to surgery to decrease in-hospital and post-surgery opioid consumption. The goal with new protocols is to either reduce or completely eliminate the opioid prescribing following surgery therefore decreasing the risk of patient abuse and addiction. This program will discuss research being conducted that will highlight effective alternatives to opioids for the management of post-surgical pain, as well as patient characteristics that can lead to opioid use.
    Objectives
    At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
    Discuss nonopioid modalities for pain management. Discuss research protocols employed to minimize the prescribing of opioids post-spine surgery. Describe the clinical modalities for nonopioid pain control: pre-surgical, intra-operatively and post-surgery. List patient characteristics and modifiable risk factors that contribute to opioid use. Moderator Joe Flynn, D.O. MPH, FACP
    Chief Administrative Officer, Norton Medical Group
    Physician-in-Chief, Norton Cancer Institute
     
    Speaker
    Jeffrey Gum, M.D.
    Spine Surgeon
    Norton Leatherman Spine Center
     
    Moderator and Planner Disclosures 
    The moderator and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.
    Speaker Disclosure
    The speaker reports relationships with Medtronic, Acuity, Stryker, NuVasive, and Mazor for his role as consultant;  Acuity and NuVasive for royalties; Medtronic and Stryker for Advisory/Editorial; Baxter, Broadwater, and Pacira Pharmaceuticals for honorarium; Cingulate Therapeutics for stock; Intellirod Spine Inc., Pfizer, and Carapedics for research support.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
     Commercial Support 
    There was no commercial support for this activity.
     
    Physician Credits
    American Medical Association
     
    Accreditation
    Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation
    Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    HB1 / Prescribing Controlled Substances
    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has approved the podcast Current Opioid Minimization in Spine Surgery for .75 HB1 credit hours. ID# 0721-H.50-NHC4f.
     
    Resources for Additional Study 
    Drivers of in-hospital opioid consumption in patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33834124/
    Duration and Dosage of Opioids after Spine Surgery: Implications on Outcomes at 1 Year
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32675616/
     
    Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.
     
    Date of Original Release |August 2021
    Course Termination Date | August 2023
    Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org  

    • 41 min
    Updates in the Management of Asthma in the Pediatric Patient

    Updates in the Management of Asthma in the Pediatric Patient

    Podcast:  Updates in the Management of Asthma in the Pediatric Patient
    Evaluation and Credit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedChat29
    Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care pediatric specialties.
     
    Statement of Need
    Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children and in Kentucky approximately 10 - 12% of children have been diagnosed with asthma therefore it is critical for practitioners to understand the latest recommendations in the treatment of patients with asthma. In Dec. 2020, updated treatment guidelines were released for the management of patients with asthma.  This program will highlight these updates to the NHLBI asthma treatment guidelines as the standard of care for the treatment of pediatric asthma.
    Objectives At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
    Review the common types of asthma in the pediatric patient. Discuss the new asthma treatment/management guidelines; highlighting the six focus areas. List the new recommendations for the diagnosis / screening of pediatric asthma. Moderator  
    Mark McDonald, MD, FAAP
    Pediatric Critical Care Specialist
    Medical Director, Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Medical Center
    Professor
    Norton Children’s Critical Care
    Affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine
     
    Speakers
    Scott Bickel, M.D.
    Pediatric Pulmonologist
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy
    Norton Children’s Pulmonology
    Affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine
     
    Michael Orangias, M.D.
    Pediatric Pulmonologist
    Norton Children’s Pulmonology
    Affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine
     
    Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures 
    The speakers, moderator and planners for this activity have no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.  
    Commercial Support 
    There was no commercial support for this activity.
    Physician Credits
     American Medical Association
     Accreditation
    Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    Designation
    Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    Date of Original Release |July 2021
    Course Termination Date | July 2023 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical Education; (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org  
     
    Resources for Additional Study 
    Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates 2020 
    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/asthma-management-guidelines-2020-updates 
     
    2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: Clinician's Guide
    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/clinician-guide-2020-focused-updates-asthma-management-guidelines
     
    Updates to the Pediatrics Asthma Management Guidelines
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34096987/

    • 35 min
    Not Just for Kids: Management of the Adult Congenital Disease Population

    Not Just for Kids: Management of the Adult Congenital Disease Population

    Patients with complex congenital heart disease are at greater risk for premature death and therefore the management of these patients is critical to improving patient outcomes.

    In this episode, our host, Dr. Erin Frazier, speaks with Dr. Melissa Perrotta. During the conversation, Doctors Frazier and Perrotta define the epidemiology of adult congenital heart disease and describe common medical complications and the care required to manage those complications.

    • 48 min

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