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INHEN 2.0 Insights
September 6
Welcome to the September 2016 edition of INHEN 2.0 Insights!

IPSC News Center
HEN Monthly Monitoring Data Update
Many thanks to all HEN participating hospitals for entering monitoring data by the deadline. We greatly appreciate your efforts in getting this completed and look forward to sharing the HEN 2.0 results with you. Our plan is to update each hospital’s HEN 2.0 snapshot and distribute them to the hospital key contacts.
Join IHA and the IPSC for Indiana's Rally Against Sepsis on World Sepsis Day, Sept. 13
In conjunction with World Sepsis Day on Sept. 13, Governor Pence has declared this day Sepsis Awareness Day in Indiana, and IHA is hosting Indiana's Rally Against Sepsis. The event will take place at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, in downtown Indianapolis, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. All hospital members, partners and community members are welcome to attend.

HRET HEN 2.0 CAUTI Webinar Available

The latest AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 CAUTI webinar, “Overcoming Barriers to Aseptic Catheter Insertion” on Aug. 9 focused on aseptic catheter insertion and featured subject matter expert Milisa Manojlovich, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, associate professor at University of Michigan, and a successful hospital story that was delivered by Rita Crasta from Covenant Medical Center in California. Milisa discussed the five key components of aseptic catheter insertion, the four “E’s” and strategies to guide overcoming barriers. A few successful strategies that were addressed included techniques to promote engagement, competency testing for staff and identifying system wide barriers to aseptic insertion which can incorporate lack of supplies, manpower and space. Additionally, Milisa reviewed the American Nurses Association tool that outlines criteria for indwelling urinary catheter insertion. This tool is available on the HRET HEN website and you can access it below.  
Rita Crasta, MSN, RN1V, OCN, CAUTI prevention educator, shared her facility’s journey to reducing CAUTI rates. After performing daily rounds and collecting data to determine opportunities for improvement, it was discovered there were multiple knowledge deficits and gaps that included aseptic insertion and the maintenance bundle. To overcome barriers, more emphasis needed to be placed on educating staff on the purpose of evidence based practice as well as revising their policy on aseptic insertion. During the webinar, there were a lot of inquiries about Covenant’s updated policy. It is now uploaded on the HRET HEN website and you can access it below.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch it and download the slides here.
Covenant’s Catheter Insertion Policy
ANA Nurse Driven CAUTI Prevention Tool

CDC Report Highlights Provider, Patient Opportunities to Prevent Sepsis

Health care providers are key to preventing, recognizing and rapidly treating sepsis, since seven in 10 patients who develop sepsis recently interacted with a health care provider or are likely to due to a chronic condition, according to a Vital Signs report released Aug. 23 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency is partnering with provider organizations and patients to raise awareness about sepsis, a life-threatening complication of infection that begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 percent of patients. "When sepsis occurs, it should be treated as a medical emergency," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D. “Doctors and nurses can prevent sepsis and also the devastating effects of sepsis, and patients and families can watch for sepsis and ask, ‘could this be sepsis?’"

Download the Sepsis Awareness Toolkit and Join IHA in Sepsis Awareness Month

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and in Indiana, almost 3,500 Hoosiers die from sepsis each year, according to the 2015 IHA Inpatient Discharge Study. IHA is hosting a month-long sepsis awareness campaign with the theme, See It. Stop It. Survive It. IHA has created a Sepsis Awareness Toolkit including everything from FAQs and fact sheets to social media guidelines and posters. Along with our toolkit, we also have created templates for billboard advertisements. If you are interested in having a Sepsis Awareness Month billboard, please email Cynthia Roush at for the artwork files or download the artwork here. The sepsis files are all located on Dropbox; if you have trouble accessing these files, please email Cynthia at

IHA's Patient Safety Team is Hiring Positions
IHA's patient safety team is seeking to hire a patient safety/quality advisor and patient safety analyst. Both of these positions will be integral to the fulfillment of the requirements of a potential subcontract between IHA and the American Hospital Association Health Research and Educational Trust (AHA/HRET), should AHA/HRET be awarded a prime contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). If funded, HIIN would run for a two-year period, with a possible third option year. To learn more about these opportunities, contact Karin Kennedy at

INHEN 2.0 Education Center

Sepsis Webinars Hosted during Sepsis Awareness Month

In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month, IHA will host four sepsis webinars in the month of September.

Details for the webinars are below:
  • Sept. 6, 3 – 4 p.m. ET - See It: Identifying and Diagnosing Sepsis at the First Sign
    • In this webinar, we will focus on the importance of catching sepsis at the first sign. The earlier sepsis is diagnosed, the more quickly it can be treated and the likelihood of survival is greatly increased. This webinar will focus on how to diagnose sepsis as soon as possible, signs of sepsis and how to make sure staff is well-prepared to ask, “Could it be sepsis?”
    • To join the webinar, call: 1-888-567-1603 or login:
  • Sept. 13, 3 – 4 p.m. ET - Stop It: Stopping Sepsis in its Tracks
    • Stopping an infection from progressing into sepsis can be a difficult job. Understanding best practices, from prevention to identification, to avoid progression can save a life. This webinar will focus how to hardwire work to stop sepsis in its tracks.
    • To join the webinar, call: 1-888-567-1603 or login:​
  • Sept. 20, 3 – 4 p.m. ET - Survive It: Moving Past Sepsis
  • Sept. 27, 3 – 4 p.m. ET - Pulling it all Together
    • In this wrap-up webinar, we will review key concepts from previous weeks and share tools to facilitate implementation. Hospital partners will be given the opportunity to share successes, ongoing challenges and insight for future programming.
    • To join the webinar, call: 1-888-567-1603 or login:​​
For additional information, please contact Annette Handy at or Cynthia Roush at

Registration is Open for the Labor of Love Infant Mortality Summit, Oct. 17
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will host the Labor of Love Summit on Oct. 17. The summit will focus on the importance of partnerships in the fight to decrease infant mortality, and registration is $50 per person. Speakers include Tonya Lewis Lee, author, producer and activist, Kyle Pruett, authority on child development, and Ryan Adcock, executive director of Cradle Cincinnati, among others. More than seven of every 1,000 babies born in Indiana will die before they turn one. Register now to become a part of the force fighting infant mortality rates in Indiana.  

New Continuing Education Offerings Available at Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 6 - 7
There will be no shortage of inspiring speakers at this year’s Annual Meeting. The Hahn Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Bennet Omalu, M.D., whose autopsy of former Pittsburgh Steelers Center Mike Webster in 2002 led to his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Dr. Omalu is the central character in the book and movie, Concussion.
We’ve heard your requests to diversify the continuing education offerings, and are pleased to offer credit to quality and nursing professionals, physicians and accountants. AXIS Medical Education, along with the IHA, have planned and implemented this activity. Below are the AXIS Medical Education Designations and available contact hours for each health care profession:
Credit Designation for Physicians—8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Designation for Nursing—8.25 contact hours
Quality Professionals—8.25 CPHQ continuing education hours
ACHE Qualified Education for Health Care Executives—8.25 hours
Accountancy—4.2 CPE credits in the Personal Development Field of Study
Register by Sept. 29 for the IHA Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 6-7, today. For more information, visit IHAannualmeeting.orgReserve a hotel room at The Westin Indianapolis at the group rate of $169 per night by next Monday, Sept. 12. The space is expected to sell out, so reserve your room now.

INHEN 2.0 Resources
HRET Offers Resources and Webinars

The website is a tremendous resource for tools, webinars and other targeted support to aid with accelerating your improvement efforts. View the September webinar offerings here. All HEN 2.0 event webinar recordings and 508-compliant presentations are posted to the applicable topic webpage two to three business days after the event. Event recordings are also added to the resource library for on demand access.

Leadership Board Minutes Member Directory Harmony Data Resources Councils Patient Safety
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