September 2021

Opioid Learning Opportunities


ODPHP has partnered with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to offer free continuing medical education (CME) credit for the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use training.

To be eligible for 4 CME credits, you need to:

  1. Complete the entire nurse, patient, pharmacist, and physician portion of the training
  2. Complete the post-test (4 credits) with a passing score of at least 70% — retakes are permitted

The post-test must be submitted by October 1, 2021 in order to receive credit and obtain a CME certificate.

Pain Management and Opioids

A Free Online CME Course for Medical Professionals

Pain management is evolving, and medical professionals need to be aware of current guidelines and clinical best practices. NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids CME course enhances your knowledge about opioids, so you can feel more confident managing pain appropriately. This CME course is offered FREE to medical professionals and includes the following features:

  • Curation of content into 8 topic areas for streamlined learning
  • New learning resources to supplement the case-based questions
  • Summary PDFs that you can download and review to keep your knowledge fresh
  • New reports on each question showing how other learners answered

To claim your CME credits, you must answer all 62 case-based questions. Once you have seen the completion pop-up message, you can go to the MOC/CME or Accreditation Center within the product to download a transcript of your credits.

Click here to access

New COVID Safety Education

OSHA recently updated its COVID-19 emergency temporary standards. The aim is to protect healthcare workers and minimize transmission risk in healthcare settings.

This content reviews these standards—a refresher, of sorts, for all things COVID-19-related. Completing the module is recommended but not required. 

The module will reference IU Health’s updated COVID-19 operating plan, which links all related infection prevention policies across the system.

Click Here to access to the training.

RQI Quarter Ending

This is a reminder that 9/30/2021 is the end of the quarter, so please complete your outstanding RQI assignements to maintain your resuscitation certifications.

Cancer Awareness Event

To access this event please go to  You will also have the opportunity to sign up for one of the 30 free skin cancer screening slots at IU Health Bedford on October 8, 2021.

PACS Upgrade

The Synapse PACS servers will be upgraded on 10/1 with an expected 2-hour downtime in preparation to use Fuji’s new thin client viewer.  In late August, the West Central Region Radiologists will be the first group to begin using this new viewer with other areas adopting the thin client in the months following.

As users are asked to adopt the thin client viewer, they will notice that Conference Folders are missing.   Fuji has restructured this area and now call it “Collections”.  The current Conference folders cannot be copied automatically to this new Collections area. All Synapse Conference and Board facilitators will have to re-create their conference folders in this new section to have the same functionality when using the thin client as they had when using the earlier thick client.

Why:       This is the first step to converting to the more secure thin client viewer where no PHI is stored on the local workstation.

Where:   IU Health

When:    Please note the new effective date – October 1, 2021

Contact Us


    The Office of Clinical Education

  • Phone: (317) 962-5048

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