Suburban Health Organization (SHO) introduces Provider Resources to enhance provider/staff/patient education, provide tools that can be implemented in the provider’s practice or organization, and improve the quality of health care delivery, patient outcomes, and satisfaction.

Individuals wishing to share resources to be posted on SHO’s CE Website may do so by contacting ce@suburbanhealth.com or by calling 317-692-5222, ext. 283.

 

Advance Directives

This provider resource offers a video presented by Dr. Craig Wilson about the patient’s advance directive options. Handouts are available for printing. Providers are encouraged to show this video to patients and caregivers to initiate the Advance Directives conversation.

 

Opioid Crisis

Indiana, along with the rest of the nation are seeing an Opioid Crisis.  According to the CDC, emergency room visits linked to possible opioid overdoses increased 35.1 % from July 2016 to September 2017. The opioid prescribing rate in Indiana is higher than the national average. This resource gives providers resources in tapering opioids and in educating patients on opioids, non-opioid options, and safe disposal.

 

Immunizations and Sports Physicals

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the average immunization rate for Indiana Counties is 70%. Vaccinations protect not only those who received the vaccination, but also those around them. When communities fail to vaccinate, the risk of diseases and cost of care increases. More than 3.5 million children and adolescents are injured annually when playing sports or participating in recreational activities. Sports physicals help identify health risks that may interfere with a child’s participation in sports. Medical providers can provide good training tips and suggestions on how to avoid injuries. This resource provides healthcare providers with resources they can use when talking with their patients’ about immunizations and sports physicals.