April 2020

Psychological First Aid Training in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Intervention approach is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American Red Cross Indiana, announced today a series of trainings in Psychological First Aid for Hoosier health care and social services professionals. Psychological First Aid is an approach to helping people who have been exposed to a disaster or traumatic event, in this case the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning next week, the Red Cross will offer two virtual, instructor-led training sessions intended for health care professionals, social services professionals and the like who may be able to help administer Psychological First Aid should they encounter Hoosiers experiencing distress or needing help coping.

 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm EST

To register go to https://ddrsprovider.fssa.in.gov/Events/Public/Register.aspx?ReturnTo=Calendar&CalendarMonth=4&CalendarYear=2020&CourseID=857


DMHA also recommends that Hoosiers feeling distress or anxiety due to the pandemic call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985- 5990. This hotline provides live crisis counseling and is toll-free, multi-lingual and confidential. A text option is also available: Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

COVID Cerner Resources

The IS Clinical Education Learning site has created a Cerner resource specific to COVID-19.  To access this information go to: https://iuhealth.sharepoint.com/sites/ISCELearning/COVID19%20Resources/Forms/AllItems.aspx


ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for COVID-19

The rise of COVID-19 cases in the United States has produced an influx of patients into the healthcare systems. While knowing how to diagnose and treat these patients is vital, being able to appropriately capture this information for data tracking and payment also is important.

ICD-10-CM official coding guidelines for COVID-19 have been released to provide official diagnosis coding guidance for health care encounters and deaths related to the 2019 novel coronavirus.

View the coding guidelines and Clinical IS Update with Cerner instructions for selecting the appropriate diagnoses at https://iuhealth.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/ISCELearning/Shared%20Documents/ICD-10-CM%20Official%20Coding%20Guidelines%20Related%20to%20COVID-19.pdf?csf=1&e=3MlX5

IU Health COVID-19 Resources

I-PASS Handoff Tool at Riley - Video Scenarios and Physician Education Express

A handoff is considered a shift in responsibility from one person to another. This shift in responsibility can be about any subject, including but not limited to patient handoffs.  To view the most recent Physician Education Express go to  https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/i-pass-at-riley

The Center for Physician Education collaborated with Riley Emergency Physicians to create a video with scenarios of utilizing I-PASS.  To view these scenarios go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/ipass-scenario


Education Express: Policy Change - Use of Mother's Own Milk (MOM) with THC

Effective March 2020, the policy Lactation: Drugs of Abuse, Narcotics and use of Human Milk #6921899 has been revised regarding mother's that screen positive for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the use of MOM (Mother's Own Milk).


  • Mother’s own milk may be given to infants regardless of gestational age if THC is the only illicit substance. 
  • Continued use of THC will be strongly discouraged.
  • Mother will sign  Breastfeeding and Marijuana Use form acknowledging receipt of counseling on breastfeeding and marijuana use.


To review the latest Education Express go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/policy-change-use-of-mother-s-own-milk-mom-with-thc


Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) - Patient Handbook Published for Download

To access the IDF updated Patient & Family Handbook for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases go to https://primaryimmune.org/sites/default/files/publications/IDF%20Patient%20%26%20Family%20Handbook%20for%20Primary%20Immunodeficiency%20Diseases%2C%206th%20Edition.pdf


CANCELLED: May Updates in Urology Conference

The May conference, Updates in Urology, will be postponed until 2021.  For any question please contact:  mrivera7@iuhealth.org or ariley@iuhealth.org 



April is Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Month

The primary immunodeficiency (PI) community often identifies with zebras. This is based on an old saying. In medical school, many doctors learn the saying, “when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras” and are taught to focus on the likeliest possibilities when making a diagnosis, not the unusual ones. However, sometimes physicians need to look for a zebra. People with PI are the zebras of the medical world. So IDF says THINK ZEBRA!  Information on World PI week can be found at https://primaryimmune.org/world-pi-week-april-22-29




SOAR: Trauma Informed Care

Many individuals who have been trafficked experience multiple traumas over their lives. Learn how to apply a trauma-informed approach to their care. Earn free CE.  https://www.train.org/cdctrain/course/1087571/?deliveryName=USCDC_450-DM21372


CANCELLED: Mitigating Burnout & Strengthening Engagement in Preceptorship Learning Event

The April Office of Clinical Education (OCE) event, Mitigating Burnout & Strengthening Engagement in Preceptorship Learning, has been cancelled.  For questions contact: oce@iuhealth.org


AHA Webinar - Addressing Disruptive Behaviors in Health Care


DATE:  April 08, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (EST)

Dr. Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCM, FCCP, Medical Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, will investigate why disruptive behaviors, incivility, and other unprofessional behaviors are common among hospital staff, and present data demonstrating the impact of such behaviors on workplace culture and patient outcomes. We will then discuss practical strategies to curtail these behaviors in your organization.


  • Identify common triggers for healthcare providers "activing out" in the clinical setting
  • Describe the negative impacts of these behaviors on both staff and patients
  • Name three strategies which may be employed to reduce the occurrence of disruptive behaviors amonst health care workers

To register for this free webinar go to: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=347&c=517&usc=April20

AHA Webinar - Confronting the Burden of Firearm Injury: The Role of Clinicians


DATE:  April 22, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)

Firearm violence is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. According to 2017 CDC data, nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. died from firearm-related injuries. Kaiser Permanente recently announced plans to leverage its deep clinical experience and research capabilities to help tackle this issue.

What You Will Learn:

  • Populations most at risk of firearm-related deaths
  • How violence, firearms and health care intersect
  • Steps hospitals and staff can take to mitigate the risk of firearm injury
  • Research to identify evidence-based tools health care systems can use to prevent firearm injury and death


David Grossman, M.D.
Senior Investigator,
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Priya Bathija
Vice President, Value Initiative

To register for this event go to:  https://events-na12.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1295154209/en/events/event/shared/2664378406/event_registration.html?connect-session=na12breezikdwbb9uvy9kn94u&sco-id=2664390888&campaign-id=AHA%20Events%2BEdu&_charset_=utf-8


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