July 2019


Screening of “A Teachable Moment”

The Cardiovascular and Diabetes Coalition of Indiana (CADI) is co-hosting the screening of “A Teachable Moment” with the Central Library as part of their Lifestyle Medicine film series.

The film is a documentary about four individuals who find common ground after surviving a stroke. It both increases awareness that having a stroke is preventable and educates viewers on lifestyle medicine approaches that can be beneficial in prevention. The event will be on Saturday, July 20th and will feature a panel of physicians and a stroke survivor.

A Teachable Moment shares harrowing stories from four stroke survivors, as well as insights from experts that outline tangible measures to reduce risk factors for the neurological disorder. The feature-length film is as inspirational as it is enlightening, embracing a heart-warming message of love and colorful animation to raise awareness around a disease that is preventable, treatable and beatable.

When:  July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 pm – July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am 
 
Where:  Indianapolis Central Library

CLICK HERE for more information.


Learn About Upcoming ePrescribe Changes at University Hospital on July 25th

On January 1, 2020, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will no longer accept printed, handwritten, or phoned prescriptions for controlled substances.  EPCS (electronic prescribing of controlled substances) in Cerner is now included for all attendings, mid-level providers, fellows, and residents at IU Health hospitals and clinic locations. Earlier adoption will allow providers to optimize their prescription workflow before EPCS becomes mandatory.  Providers who are not yet enrolled for EPCS should plan to attend one of the planned enrollment fairs or pop-up enrollment booths at a provider Lunch & Learn in the near future.  Stay tuned for exact dates, times, and locations as details become available.


The first confirmed L&L is July 25th at University Hospital, in room RT101 from 11AM-1PM


Fluoroscopy Safety Module

At IU Health, fluoroscopy contributes to the highest rate of patient radiation injury, as well as the highest medical occupational radiation exposure.  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 campaign.

This module discusses how fluoroscopy machines generate radiation, how image quality is affected by machine parameters, how the radiation from the machine affects the human body, how to keep radiation exposure as low as is reasonably achievable without sacrificing image quality, and how to keep staff exposure to radiation as low as possible.  This module is designed for Physicians that utilize fluoroscopy.

CLICK HERE to access this education module.


BLS/ACLS/PALS Certification Courses for Residents, Fellows and Medical Students

IU School of Medicine residents, fellows and medical students* are eligible to complete their initial certification, or recertification, for American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses offered by IU Health at no cost.  Advanced certification courses fill up quickly and typically require registration a months in advance.

IU Health policy requires that all medical students, residents and fellows maintain a current BLS certification.  Residents and fellows may require additional advanced certifications (i.e., ACLS, PALS, ATLS, NRP) in accordance with their program requirements.

Course calendar and registration can be found at the Center for Physician Education website (https://iuhealthcpe.org/web/bls) utilizing the same username and password used to complete your mandatory education modules. 

 

*Medical students are only eligible to complete BLS training.  MS 1’s must sign up for BLS through Canvas for designated slots reserved by the IUSOM MSE.

 


There's an APP for That!

IU Health and the Center for Physician Education have compiled a list of valuable mobile app's to assist new providers with resources for clinical documentation, on-call schedule, remote access, CME education opportunities and much more.

 

 


Indiana Laws Effective July 1st

The Indiana Hospital Association issued the IHA's 2019 End of Session Report of several laws impacting hospitals and providers effective July 1st:

  • HEA 1294 INSPECT Program
  • HEA 1007 Perinatal Care
  • HEA 1275 Sepsis Treatment Guidelines
  • HEA 1547 Consent to Pregnancy Services for a Minor
  • HEA 1543 Inpatient Addiction Treatment
  • SEA 201 Health Provider Ethical Exemption

CLICK here for full report


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