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NYSPFP VAE and Delirium Conference: Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 *
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Embassy Suites
6646 Old Collamer Road South
East Syracuse, NY 13057

*Please note that the Syracuse session will be web-streamed live to the following locations:

Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital -Conference Room C / Basement (web-streamed live)
111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437

Claxton Hepburn Medical Center- Hess Auditorium (web-streamed live)
214 King St. Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital-Auditorium B (web-streamed live)
75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital –Media Center (web-streamed live)
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Northern Dutchess Hospital-Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (web-streamed live)
6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel
6615 Transit Road, Williamsville NY 14221

Healthcare Association of New York State - George Allen Room A (web-streamed live)
One Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Please join us for NYSPFP's in-person conference series, "Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium" on April 26th in Syracuse, NY and April 27th in Manhattan, NY from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The focus of the conferences will be on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) and Delirium within the critical care setting. The conference will include an interactive team activity to discuss troubleshooting strategies, discussion on how to operationalize the tools presented, and time for hospital-specific action planning.


• Dr. Wesley E. Ely , M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
• Christine Rowan, R.N., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee


• Patient and Family Engagement to Reduce Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) and Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) for Ventilated Patients
• Reducing Post Intensive Care Syndrome
• Troubleshooting VAE and Delirium Prevention within your Organization. Specific Topics to Include:
o Demonstrate use of the CAM-ICU and RASS/SAS tools
o Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Implementation Story
o Case Presentation & Scenarios
o Team Action Planning Activity: "What to Do Back at Our Institution?"

Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages full critical care team participation for this event, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, infection prevention, physical/occupational therapy, nurse educators, quality improvement and patient safety staff.


Please register by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZPM5NW
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