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Implementing the Advanced Colon Bundle: Stage I FAQs

Thursday, July 17, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
On July 17, NYSPFP will host a webinar featuring David Calfee, MD., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist for the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, who will review some frequently asked questions on the Advanced Colon Bundle elements. Dr. Calfee will discuss evidence behind skin preparation and pre-operative chlorhexadine bathing, in particular. An overview of the recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for colon surgery, how to adapt protocols for high risk patients, and re-dosing protocols will also be presented.

Several NYSPFP hospitals that have successfully completed the Advanced Colon Bundle gap analysis will share their experiences with completing the tool and discuss progress with implementation of specific bundle elements thus far.


David Calfee, M.D., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell 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=645697269&t=a 
2. Enter your name and e-mail 
3. Enter the case-sensitive password: Safety0717
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: 645 697 269 
• 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.


Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages hospitals’ Colon SSI/OR Safety teams to participate on the webinar together. The team should include at a minimum, a colorectal surgeon champion, anesthetist champion, and OR nurse champion. Quality improvement and infection prevention staffs are also encouraged to attend.

Who To Contact

If you have questions about this event, contact your hospital’s NYSPFP Project Manager.
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