June 2020

OB Hemorrhage

Obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.  Rates of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) have increased over the past two decades, primarily due to an increase in cases of uterine atony. 

The Indiana Hemorrhage Toolkit provides information on OB hemorrhage in the four following domains:

  1. Readiness
  2. Recognition and prevention
  3. Response
  4. Reporting/systems learning


At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize PPH early and identify stages appropriately
  • Quantify blood loss through volume and weight measurement
  • Perform interventions for postpartum hemorrhage according to hemorrhage protocol
  • Communicate effectively with team members
  • Identify the resources on our IU Health Labor and Delivery Units


To view the module go to: https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/postpartum-hemorrhage

Reducing Pressure Injury Risk in COVID-19 Patients

Prone positioning has been used to improve ventilation in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) from COVID-19.  This therapy can also increase risk of pressure injuries.  The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has developed a tool for the care of patients requiring extended periods of prone position.

To access this tool go to https://cdn.ymaws.com/npiap.com/resource/resmgr/press_releases/npiap_pip_tips_-_proning_202.pdf 

CDC CERC Webinar: Psychology of a Crisis

 CDC’s CERC webinar on the Psychology of a Crisis addresses how people process information differently during a crisis. Examining the psychological barriers to communication that tend to emerge in crises, factors that impact perception of risk, and how to build trust to communicate more effectively.

To access this information go to https://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/training/webinar_20180605.asp


High Alert Medications and Independent Double Checks


To access the IU Health Risky Business Newsletter full article go to https://iuhealthcpe.org/view/june-2020-newsletter-content-risky-business-newsletter

CDC Train - Recovery Support for Young People with Opioid Use Disorders

This presentation will review recovery supports in addition to medication that can be considered as part of the treatment plan for a young people with an opioid use disorder. These treatment components include: family involvement, school-based recovery programs, and mutual help groups.

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple-choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved.

To access to go https://www.train.org/main/course/1085754/?activeTab=resources

JAMA CME Opportunities

Knee Pain in People with Knee Osteoarthritis:  The BIOTOK Randomized Clinical Trial (1 CME)



Association Between Initiation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation after Hospitalization for COPD and One-year Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries (1 CME)


MRSA Infections and Injected Drug Use

Medscape CME Activity

Recently, Tennessee, USA, has seen an increase in the use of commonly injected drugs, such as heroin and fentanyl. Injection drug use (IDU) practices can lead to life-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections (BSIs) and other serious diseases. We matched MRSA BSIs identified through the National Healthcare Safety Network to the Tennessee Hospital Discharge Data System to characterize the prevalence, demographics, and clinical characteristics associated with IDU in this disease population. Of the 7,646 MRSA BSIs identified during 2015–2017, we found that 1,839 (24.1%) were IDU-related. IDU-related BSIs increased by 118.9%; the greatest rise occurred among emergency department–onset infections (197.4%). IDU was more often associated with white, female, 18–49-year-old, and uninsured persons (p<0.001). We found >1 additional IDU-related diagnoses in 84.2% of IDU-related BSIs. Targeted harm reduction strategies for persons at high risk of IDU are necessary to reduce MRSA BSIs in acute care settings.

To access this article and CME information go to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/3/19-1408_article


June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

For more information on awareness activities go to https://www.alz.org/

Ensuring Healthcare Safety throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic


WHEN:  June 2, 2020 from 2pm - 3:30pm


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed healthcare delivery, and healthcare organizations are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of these changes. Healthcare organizations are working quickly to assess the effect of the changes on the methods they use to deliver care to ensure patient and provider safety, and on their day- to-day operations. Understanding the challenges and identifying and implementing mitigation strategies to manage them is essential to community and organizational resilience. Healthcare systems are currently focusing efforts on resuming more traditional operations and continuing to ensure patient and provider safety during a pandemic.

ASPR TRACIE, in collaboration with the HHS/FEMA COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force, is hosting this webinar to share experiences and lessons learned from innovators in the field. Speakers from healthcare systems who have planned, implemented, and managed operational adaptations in their organizations will describe solutions and successful changes in healthcare delivery processes to strengthen healthcare resilience and maintain safety. Topics will include necessary changes in care delivery that were implemented in response to COVID-19, transparency and learning across organizations during a crisis, the role of healthcare leaders in ensuring workforce safety, leadership rounding during COVID-19, and healthcare safety and human factors challenges posed by COVID-19.

To register for this event go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3314096678390327823 

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