March 2019

Opioid App for CME

Beginning July 1, 2019, each physician, osteopathic physician, and advanced provider renewing their controlled substances registration will need to have completed two (2) hours of continuing education in the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse. Licensees will not need to submit certificates of completion.  Please see both links below.  One is in regards to the new requirements and the other is a short demonstration on the resources IU Health is offering.



If you have any questions please contact The Center for Physician Education at 317-962-2222 or


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The Center for Physician Education

March is Amyloidosis Awareness Month


Language Services Module


CLICK HERE to access the updated Language Services module to learn about IU Health policies and resources, regulatory requirements, disability laws, and patient rights to effective communication. 

New Annual Fluoroscopy Safety Education Module

As of January 1st, 2019, fluoroscopy operators are required by the Joint Commission to receive specific annual training on safe fluoroscopy operating procedures and dose optimization techniques, according to the Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns.  Also required to be covered are procedures for safe operation of the specific fluoroscopy equipment that you will use.


CLICK HERE to access the module and safety handbook.


Save the Date: Central Indiana Clinical Preceptors Conference

Friday, May 3

8 am - 11:30 am
IU Health North Hospital

Save the date for this must-attend event designed for preceptors at all levels and clinical settings. Whether you are an experienced faculty member or a first-time preceptor, attending the conference will strengthen your skills through practical tools which you can implement right away. In addition to skills training and development, the collaborative environment will allow for opportunities to network with colleagues.

More information is forthcoming, but space is limited. Therefore you are encouraged to register early. Please, direct inquiries to


CLICK HERE to reserve your seat.

IU Health System P&T Committee – Location of Initiative Information

IU Health System P&T Committee (SPTC) is a multi-hospital, multi-disciplinary committee charged with ensuring safe, effective and cost-conscious use of medications within the system in order to best serve the patients of IU Health.  The Committee is responsible for maintaining a single Formulary of medications at IU Health, and overseeing system-wide medication management initiatives such as medication policies and protocols, medication use restrictions, and therapeutic interchanges.


Information on SPTC Initiatives can be located on the Formulary & Medication Management Team Portal:


The Formulary & Medication Management Team Portal link can also be accessed through the IU Health Physician Education Resources webpage, along with a link to information on upcoming SPTC Initiatives:


Additionally, the IU Health System Formulary section in LexiComp will also provide drug-specific information on SPTC Medication Management initiatives:


CDC Prescribing Opioids Training Series

All 11 modules now available! The Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids training series covers strategies for implementing CDC's recommendations in clinical settings. Topics include opioid dosing, patient communication, opioid use disorder, and pregnancy considerations. Earn free CE.



CLICK HERE for more info.


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC

Get an overview of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. This module explains the rationale for the Guideline’s creation, highlights key recommendations, and describes the benefits of implementing the Guideline.


2 Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Review various options and tools for managing chronic pain. Skills include identifying appropriate nonopioid medications and nonpharmacologic treatments and facilitating a patient-centered approach.


Communicating With Patients(

Learn communication strategies they can use when treating chronic pain, including motivational interviewing.


Reducing the Risks of Opioids

Learn best risk mitigation strategies and when to employ them when prescribing an opioid.


Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

Learn methods for assessing and addressing an opioid use disorder when it is suspected.


Dosing and Titration of Opioids: How Much, How Long, and How and When to Stop(

Learn methods for properly dosing and titrating opioids in order to reduce risk of opioid use disorder and overdose


Determining Whether to Initiate Opioids for Chronic Pain(

Learn mechanisms for deciding if opioids should be prescribed, and next steps for treatment – whether opioid or non-opioid treatments are selected


Implementing CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline into Clinical Practice(

Learn quality improvement strategies and tools to help incorporate Guideline recommendations into clinical workflow.


Opioid Use and Pregnancy(

Learn about unique considerations that come with opioid use during pregnancy, and best practices for providing care for both the mother and baby.


10 Motivational Interviewing(

Focus on the use of motivational interviewing during the management and treatment of chronic pain, which can enhance patients’ motivation to change behaviors relative to chronic pain conditions. The content includes principles, steps, and best practices.


11 Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationship in Opioid Clinical Decision Making(

Learn ways to strengthen the provider-patient relationship and coordinate care with other specialist to support shared-decision making in the use of opioids for chronic pain.


Collaborating Across Borders VII Abstract Deadline March 31st

Collaborating Across Borders VII


The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until Sunday, March 31, 2019, due to an exciting opportunity for Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) VII presenters to be featured in a special edition of the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP)!

The issue will be dedicated to CAB VII and only a select number of manuscripts will be accepted. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to highlighting the novel, innovative scholarship presented at the conference. JIEP is the official journal of National Academies of Practice (NAP) and supports its mission to serve the public and the health profession by advancing education, policy, practice & research.

The theme of the conference this year is "Crossroads of Collaboration.”  We hope to bring together a wide range of submissions with the focus on bringing together education and practice to improve health outcomes. The following tracks have been chosen to ensure a variety of perspectives, ideas, and strategies: 

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Practice
  • Policy


When:            Sunday, October 20 – Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Where:           JW Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana
Who:              Educators, researchers, practitioners, students and patients

For more information regarding the tracks, submission requirements and deadlines, please refer to the CAB VII website.

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