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Upcoming NYSPFP Events

Below is a listing of upcoming NYSPFP Events. For a full description, click "see details."
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NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On February 9, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) will host a webinar focused on reducing maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension. During this webinar, ACOG faculty will present a case scenario related to hemorrhage and identify potential opportunities for improvement. NYSPFP staff will discuss quality improvement approaches to support hospital’s work to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with maternal hemorrhage and persistent hypertension.
Focused Reduction Strategies: Effective Environmental Cleaning to Reduce Clostridium difficile Infections
Friday, February 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

On Friday, February 19, 2016, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing Clostridium difficile infections. David Calfee, MD, MS, Chief Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, will describe the impact of effective environmental cleaning in reducing Clostridium difficile and other hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Calfee will speak to the critical importance of implementing both daily and terminal cleaning protocols and strategies to reduce Clostridium difficile infections, and describe the specific efforts a team at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical Center has implemented.
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Operationalizing Assessments for Agitation and Delirium
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

On March 8, NYSPFP will host a webinar for critical care professionals on the prevention of ventilator-associated events (VAE) and delirium. The webinar will feature national expert Dr. Wesley E. Ely, M.P.H, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and Founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. During the webinar, Dr. Ely will review how to operationalize agitation and delirium assessments, including the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS), Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS), Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) and Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU). Additionally, Dr. Ely will discuss choice of drugs and ideal RASS/SAS scores. NYSPFP staff will also introduce its new VAE/Delirium Prevention Action Planning tool.
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – New York
Wednesday March 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th St, 15th Floor
New York, NY, 10019
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Hauppauge
Friday, April 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicin, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Albany
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Healthcare Association of New York State
1 Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12180
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Syracuse
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites
6646 Old Collamer Rd S
East Syracuse, NY 13057
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Batavia
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Clarion Hotel
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients