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NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Unit-Based Safety: Engaging the Frontline

12/7/2017, 12/8/2017

NYSPFP is hosting two regional in-person conferences in Manhattan and Syracuse on Unit-Based Safety: Engaging the Frontline. The conferences are intended to build the capacity of clinical leadership and frontline staff to conduct quality improvement projects by equipping them with the principles, tools, and approaches to bolster quality improvement and bedside safety. The events also will introduce the NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety (UBS) Model and NYSPFP Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Toolkit. These concepts and tools will support staff as they apply quality improvement principles and tools to clinical and operational challenges, empowering unit leadership and frontline staff to improve outcomes of care.

Hospitals are encouraged to send multidisciplinary teams with real-life clinical challenges they hope to improve. Attendees will receive education and coaching from NYSPFP staff on implementing the UBS Model and using the HIIN Toolkit to achieve desired improvements in processes and outcomes. Each team will depart the conference with an action plan to address issues identified for improvement. NYSPFP’s Project Managers will provide ongoing follow-up and support.


• Janet Stifter, PhD, RN, CPHQ, Director of Care, Innovation and Transformation, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), will share innovative strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care units, increase patient-centeredness, and create more effective clinical teams.
• Rakesh Budhu, MBA, MS, Director, Office for Excellence in Patient Care, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital, will speak about the practical application of an interdisciplinary Unit-Based Triad approach to organizing care teams.

Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages hospital leadership, unit managers, frontline staff, ancillary staff, quality improvement professionals, and NYSPFP liaisons to participate in this event.

Who To Contact

Please contact your NYSPFP project manager for additional information or with questions.


Thursday, December 7, 2017, Manhattan
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Register for the Manhattan event

Friday, December 8, 2017, Syracuse
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
801 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210
Register for the Syracuse event

Conference details are listed above. All events run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. For technical assistance, contact HANYS registration support at (518) 431-7867 or learning@hanys.org.
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