September 2018

POST & Hierarchy of Consent: HEA 1119 Signed into Law



HEA1119 provides updates to the Physician Order of Scope and Treatment (POST) hierarchy of individuals who can give consent for health services on behalf of an incapacitated adult as well as including Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant to review/sign form for activation. 


Individuals that may not provide health care consent:

  • A spouse who is legally separated or has a petition for dissolution, legal separation or annulment of marriage that is pending in court
  • An individual who is subject to a protective order or other court order to avoid contact with the individual that is unable to make their own decisions
  • An individual who is subject to a pending criminal charge in which the ill individual was the alleged victim



Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) CME Webinar: Changing the Game: How Sports Medicine Can Help with the Opioid Crisis


When:  09/20/2018
Where:  Live Webinar, United States
Registration:  CLICK HERE
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   September 20th @ 11:00 AM
Speaker:  John Baldea, MD, CAQSM
                 Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
                 and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine,
                 Indiana University School of Medicine
                 Team Physician, Center Grove High School

Program Description:

Sports can be hard on the human body, and injuries are common. Some injuries are minor with short recovery times, and others can be catastrophic and might require surgery. Sports medicine physicians play a key role in pain management for musculoskeletal injuries. In this program, we will discuss the role of the “team behind the team” and how sports medicine physicians can help reduce the misuse of prescribed opiate medications, as athletes are not untouched by this epidemic.



At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify conservative therapies used to treat sports injuries, such as physical therapy, exercise, injections, neuropathic and anti-neuropathic agents, NSAIDs and antidepressants.
  • Determine appropriate short-term opioid therapy for fractures and other acute injuries.
  • Determine selective long-term opioid therapy for a poor surgical candidate.
  • Mitigate the potential for opioid misuse, abuse and addiction. 
  • Identify invasive therapies used to treat sports injuries, including interventional radiology; fluoroscopic-guided spinal (epidural, facet, transforaminal and nerve-block) injections; and surgery for obstinate chronic cases or severe acute injuries.

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) CME Webinar: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders



When:  10/18/2018
Where:  Live Webinar, United States
Registration:  CLICK HERE
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   October 18 @ 11:00 AM
Speaker:  Emily Zarse, MD
                 Addiction Psychiatrist
                 Area Chief of Addiction Psychiatry
                 Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health Center

Program description:

Addiction to opioids has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use services.

Behavioral health organizations increasingly use evidence-based practices such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) to combat the crisis. This “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders has been found to substantially improve the odds of successful recovery for people who misuse opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers.

Because of the way opioids affect the brain, behavioral treatments such as therapy and 12-step programs are found to be more effective when used in combination with medication. Research has shown that this approach can be very effective in helping opioid users stay in recovery for years or even decades.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand MAT’s use of medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy.
  • Outline the benefits of MAT.
  • Describe the three primary medications used to treat opioid dependence and addiction.
  • Understand the neurobiology of addiction and how MAT works on neurobiological changes.
  • Identify appropriate duration of treatment.
  • Recognize MAT misconceptions – myths vs. facts.
  • Cite MAT treatment centers in Indiana.

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

CDC Reports 1 in 4 Adults Live with a Disability


 According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1 in 4 (approximately 61 million) Americans, have a disability with major life activity impact.  The most common disability is mobility using the six types of disabilities measured in the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).   Click here for more information and resources.


HANDS in Autism® Indiana Regional Community Networks

Receiving an Autism diagnosis can be overwhelming for families and caregivers. Assure your patients that their reaction to the diagnosis is normal and that there are multiple resources to help in this process. A skilled team and support network will make all the difference to families in this time of transition. To connect your patients to services, groups, and events in their areas, visit the HANDS in Autism website and review their Local Community Cadres in each region. The organizations listed here have made a commitment to serve individuals with ASD, and provide a great starting point to learn more. You can even print out the calendar or list of resources to have on hand for families. For further questions or additional resources, email

Applications for AHA-AMGA Learning Collaborative

The AHA-AMGA Learning Collaborative is inviting members to apply to participate in the February 2019 team.  The purpose is to provide administrative and clinical teams with the necessary skills and information to move from a traditional care model to an integrated system of care.  Deadline for team submission is September 14, 2018Click here for more information.

SEA 225 - Continuing Education Requirements for Control Substance Registration (CSR)

According to the Indiana Hospital Assocation, SEA 225 - Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Establishes continuing education requirements for licensed health care practitioners who apply for a controlled substance registration (CSR).
  • Licensed health care practitioners who apply for a CSR must have completed two (2) hours of continuing education during the previous two (2) years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.
  • Provides that the continuing education requirements expire July 1, 2025

AHA & Elsevier Webinar - The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills at a Time of Exponential Growth of Medical Knowledge: Using Web-Based Tools to Solve Tomorrow’s Problems

When:  09/11/2018
Where:  Live Webinar, United States
Registration:  CLICK HERE

What You Will Learn:

  • The current state of resident education, use of synoptic content and development of analytical skills around clinical decision making
  • How sample patient cases express the need for critical thinking skills
  • The state of currently available clinical content tools and how residents are being taught to use them
  • The importance of using a trusted, accurate resource

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