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Optimizing Care for the Ventilated Patient and Preventing VAE

Thursday, June 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On June 5, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on practices to optimize care to prevent both the infectious and non-infectious complications commonly affecting ventilated patients. Sahil Raoof, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM, will review the ventilator-associated event (VAE) definition and discuss common issues with VAE reporting. In addition, Dr. Raoof will review strategies to prevent the non-infectious complications for ventilated patients, including prevention of barotrauma. Michael Apostolakos, M.D., will provide an overview of best practices in ventilator care, including mobilizing the patient to reduce delirium and other complications.


• Suhail Raoof, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital
• Michael Apostolakos, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care; Director, Adult Critical Care, University of Rochester Medical Center

How to join the Webconference

1. Click on the following link to begin logging on: https://nyspfp.webex.com/nyspfp/onstage/g.php?d=644463163&t=a
2. Enter your name and e-mail 
3. Enter the case-sensitive password: Prevent65
4. Click the "Join Now" button.
5. Fill in any additional information requested.
6. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

After loading, a pop-up box will appear with the following dial-in instructions:

• The toll-free phone number: (877) 668-4493 
• The Meeting ID number: 644 463 163 
• Your unique Attendee ID number: ____ (Assigned when you log into the Webconference) You will need to key this number into the telephone to ensure your computer and telephone are linked.

This Webconference will be presented with Closed Captioning. You can begin accessing the closed captioning 10 minutes prior to the start of the Webconference, either in the WebEx media viewer, or by opening a separate window in your browser and using the following link: http://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?CustomerID=1367&EventID=2375079


Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages your ventilator care interdisciplinary teams and front-line clinical staff to join this Webinar. This includes, at a minimum, your VAE clinical and data leads, in addition to any other key staff members (e.g., champion intensivists and/or pulmonologists, nurse leaders, respiratory therapists, quality staff, and infection preventionists) that are involved in the implementation of the VAE initiative.

Who To Contact

If you have questions about this webconference, please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager. If you need assistance with accessing the webinar, please contact Joan Stewart at stewart@nyspfp.org or (518) 431-7522.
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