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NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - Rensselaer

Wednesday, November 7
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
HANYS Office
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Alex Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University.
• NYSPFP Staff


The program will include the following components. A detailed agenda is forthcoming.  

·        9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Physician Presentation on VTE Prevention

·        10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: VTE Reduction in Medical and Surgical Population

·        12:30 p.m. to-2:00 p.m.: 2013 VTE CORE Measure Training


Who Should Attend

• NYSPFP Key Liaisons and Leads for the VTE Initiative
• Physician, pharmacy, nursing staff, quality, and VTE reduction staff
• CMS CORE Measure VTE Abstractor Staff (Second 1.5 hours)

Who To Contact

For questions about registration, please contact Joan Stewart at jstewart@nyspfp.org or (518) 431-7522.

If you have questions about this event, contact your hospital’s NYSPFP Project Manager, Zeynep Sumer (zsumer@nyspfp.org), or Nancy Landor (nlandor@nyspfp.org).


You must register online to participate.
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