August 2019

CME Opportunity: Faculty Development in Simulation Workshop


The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall is hosting a one-day Faculty Development in Simulation workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 8 am – 4 pm. Topics include: introduction to simulation, standards of best practice, running a simulation, debriefing, standardized patients, task trainers and manikins. 

Anyone interested in learning more about best practices in simulation is welcome to participate in an engaging day of learning. You can register for the event here

The workshop takes place in the Simulation Center on the 4th floor of Fairbanks Hall.

Attendees may receive CME or CE credit for the workshop. 

See more information here.

Perinatal Substance Use: Supportive Care for Infants, Mothers, and Staff


WHEN:  Tuesday, August 27th from 9:30am - 3:00pm ET

WHERE:  Embassy Suites by Hilton

              6089 Clarks Creek Road

              Plainfield, Indiana 46168


CMOs, CNOs, maternal/child teams, neonatal teams, patient safety officers, risk managers, quality leaders, nursing caregivers and managers, case managers, care transition managers, social workers, and others responsible for patient safety. Teams are encouraged to attend.


Educational Objectives
At the end of the day, attendees will be able to:
• Apply practical strategies in their facilities to respond to the opiate epidemic within the maternal/child population
• Engage with local partners to identify strategies to address the perinatal substance use crisis
• Understand how a statewide approach to perinatal substance use can lead to infrastructure development for improved outcomes


Register by Aug. 19 at
Registration Fee: $50 per person, includes lunch
Payment Options: Payments can be made online by credit card. If paying by check, please indicate this payment option online and mail check by Aug. 19. Checks should be made payable to Indiana Hospital Association, 500 N. Meridian St., Suite 250, Indianapolis, IN 46204

USP 800: Changes in IU Health Safety Standards for Hazardous Drugs



There are currently around 170 hazardous drugs classified in Cerner as Class A or Class B hazardous. Effective July 22, IU Health adopted the new hazardous drug (HD) list from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which includes around 300 HDs.

Under the new USP 800 standards, IU Health will use a new classification for these HDs, and adopt new policies and procedures that include updated information on personal protective equipment (PPE) team members must wear when handling or administering these drugs.

This transition will occur in a phased approach, alphabetically by drug name and may take around two weeks to complete all the necessary Cerner changes for these 300+ HDs. 

Starting July 22, the new classification system for hazardous drugs is:

  • High Risk Infectious HD
  • High Risk HD
  • Low Risk HD
  • Reproductive Risk HD

VIDEO: Introduction of USP 800: This video provides an overview of the USP 800, outlines the new HD categories, and identifies where and how exposure to HD can occur, and how to reduce the risk of exposure to HDs.

TOOLKIT: The USP 800 Hazardous Drug Precaution toolkit will be available soon under the Safety and Quality page of the team portal. The toolkit will include a list of HDs, a PPE chart for safe handling of HDs, patient education handouts, a clinical guide for patient care managers and directors, and supplemental video training.



Medicare Conference: Professionals Ordering Ambulance Transports

Physicians and other medical professionals order ambulance transport for a variety of reasons, but does Medicare also consider them medically necessary? Learn when Medicare requires the order or physician certification statement (PCS). Covered in this education:

  • What is a PCS
  • When to issue a PCS
  • Elements to include in a PCS
  • Examples of when to use the PCS


This education is for professionals who order ambulance services.


Professionals Ordering Ambulance Transports

08/28/2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Click here for more info.

3M Quality Webinar: How are hospital-acquired infections defined?

How are hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) defined? How does that definition differ between coding, providers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

Join our webinar on August 14th to hear how coders, providers and the CDC define key HAIs. Also, learn where to look for opportunities to identify and prevent HAIs by collaborating with and educating your teams.


Wed, Aug 14, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT


JCAHO Findings: PPE and Post-Op/Procedure Documentation


Click here for more information on use of PPE.

Click here for more information on post-operative/procedural documentation.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Education Opportunities Now Available


IU Health Continuing Education is creating a series of podcasts for nursing and advanced providers to obtain CNE's.  CLICK HERE to view current course availability.


If you have any questions please contact Marcy Strine at




AHA Webinar: The Health Professional’s Role in Identifying and Responding to Youth and Young Adults Who are Sex Trafficked

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:00:00 PM EDT


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AHA Webinar: Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Medical knowledge is estimated to double every 73 days in 2020.  The use of critical thinking and analytical skills to support clinical decision making is becoming more crucial than ever, especially for your residents.


In this webinar, hear from a panel of experienced physicians on the current state of resident education and the methodology used for developing residents into skilled practitioners. Insights will be shared on their approach of leveraging trusted web-based tools to succeed in the face of rapid changes in medical knowledge.


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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