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NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Operationalizing VAE/Delirium Prevention Strategies in the ICU

9/26/2017, 9/27/2017

Please join NYSPFP for the Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) and Delirium in-person conferences, Operationalizing Prevention Strategies in the ICU. The conference will focus on strategies to implement the "ABCDEF bundle" in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a review of how to operationalize the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society’s "Guidelines for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU" and the Society of Critical Care Medicine's "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit" (PAD guidelines).


Featured Speakers include national experts, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, and founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group, and Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI, Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Ely will focus on the PAD guidelines and the “ABCDEF bundle.” Dr. Girard, who co-authored the guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in the ICU, will discuss strategies to operationalize the guidelines. Additionally, the programming will feature Christine Groth, Pharm D, Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist from the University of Rochester Medical Center, who will discuss the pharmacy’s role in operationalizing the PAD guidelines.

The conference also will include presentations from speakers from multiple disciplines, including pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy, who will discuss the crucial role of different disciplines in operationalizing the PAD guidelines effectively in the ICU.

Who Should Attend

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

Who To Contact

Please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager for additional information or questions.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Syracuse
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Register for the Syracuse event

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Manhattan
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57 Street, New York, NY 10019
Register for the Manhattan event


Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Albany
Healthcare Association of New York State
1 Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Register for the Albany streaming event

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Hauppauge
Matrix Corporate Center
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Register for the Hauppauge streaming event

Conference details are listed above. All events run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Please register online for your selected event. For technical assistance, contact HANYS registration support at (518) 431-7867 or learning@hanys.org.

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their CME certificate of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credits. Please refer to your appropriate credentialing or licensing agency for questions.
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