April 2019


Isolation Protocol Changes Effective April 8th

Effective April 8, 2019, patients who have been identified with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) will no longer be placed in isolation using Contact precautions (CP). Team members will focus on basic infection prevention practices with ALL patients. This protocol change is effective for all facilities excluding IU Health Bloomington.

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Register now for the IU Health Emergency Medicine & Trauma Conference for Advanced Providers. 

Hear from industry leaders on topics such as:

  • Inhaled drugs
  • Cocaine chest pain
  • Migraine treatment review
  • Pediatric abuse
  • ED focused lecture on Athletes SCD
  • Type 1 Diabetes and technology

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Registration: 7:30 am - 8 am
Conference: 8 am - 4 pm
Where: Indiana University Health, Neuroscience Building, Goodman Hall Auditorium, 362 W 15th St, Indianapolis, IN.
Course fee: $100 - All Health Professionals; $25 - Students
Parking: Parking available for $5 per day at IU Health Methodist Hospital Parking Garage 1, located at 16th Street and N. Senate Blvd., or IU Health Neuroscience Center, 355 W. 16th Street.

More information and register here.

We look forward to seeing you at the IU Health Emergency Medicine & Trauma Conference for Advanced Providers!


IUSM 4th Annual Resident Quality & Patient Safety Day

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Into the Void: An Ethical Approach to Asynchronous Patient Communication - Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

Annual Dr. Margaret Gaffney Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
Into the Void: An Ethical Approach to Asynchronous Patient Communication
Presented by: Jane Hartsock, JD, MA, director of Clinical Ethics, IU Health

When: Wednesday, April 3
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Location: Riley at IU Health, ROC Auditorium

Objectives:
1. Identify the obstacles to effective asynchronous patient communication.
2. Discuss the components of Self-Determination Theory as an effective and ethically compatible model for crafting correspondence to patients.
3. Apply Self-Determination Theory to specific clinical contexts to demonstrate applied use of the theory.

For more information about this lecture, click here.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please click here.


What is Autism Brochure

The IU Hands in Autism has created a brochure that helps explain autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 

Are you looking to educate yourself or other individuals about autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Check out our free downloadable What is Autism Brochure that helps explain ASD to the public. The brochure includes information about:

  • How to interact with individuals with ASD
  • Challenges for individuals with ASD
  • Different strengths and weaknesses for individuals with ASD
  • And more!

Feel free to access this brochure to place around your offices to help educate others on ASD.

For more resources on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), take a look around our website.


CDC Measles Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Measles Cases in 2019

From January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states.  This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.

The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

 

Click here for more information from the CDC for updates for healthcare professionals.

 


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